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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Advice has changed as of 1 June latest national Government advice - Stay alert!

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Website: Coronavirus (COVID‑19) from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

There is more information about what you can and cannot do on the FAQs on the website (opens in new window). This includes information on:

  • gatherings, public spaces, and outdoor activities
  • vulnerable groups, shielding, 70 year olds and over, and care homes
  • going to work or safer spaces
  • workers’ rights
  • public transport
  • schools and childcare
  • borders and international visitors
  • enforcement
  • devolved administrations

New information about coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms has been announced

Website: Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on an update to coronavirus symptoms: 18 March 2020 (opens in a new window)

The latest information from the national government website: Coronavirus (COVID‑19) from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

Website: Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

Download: Self Isolation guidance from Worcestershire County Council

Test and trace

The new NHS Test and Trace service has launched across England. The service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives. 

Website: NHS test and trace: how it works from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can ask for a test to check if you have the virus. This is called an antigen test

This will make the process of getting an appointment quicker and easier, while reducing the burden on business.

Full details on how to access testing and who is eligible can be found on the GOV.UK website: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested (opens in a new window)

COVID-19, Domestic Abuse and Your Community

You might be worried about yourself or a friend or relative’s wellbeing during the pandemic. If so, help is available:

SafeLives ending domestic abuse # you are not alone
Safe Lives have all the domestic abuse resources in a one stop link:
Website: SafeLives ending domestic abuse - Domestic abuse and COVID-19 (opens in a new window)
Free phone 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

West Mercia Women’s Aid Helpline 24 hours a day on 0800 980 3331
Website: West Mercia Women's Aid (opens in a new window)

Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm)

In an emergency always dial 999

For more information about this service and further domestic abuse related information and services please visit the Worcestershire County Council Domestic abuse website.

Who can I contact if I can't find the information I need?

If you have a query or issue that cannot be addressed within the guidance, please do not hesitate to contact the Health Protection Team at Public Health England:

Website: Public Health England (opens in a new window)

Telephone: 0344 225 3560

Telephone out of hours: 01384 679031

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