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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Response to outbreak of COVID-19 in Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council is working with Public Health England (PHE) Midlands to support Evesham Vale Growers Limited, at Blackminster near Evesham, following an outbreak of COVID-19 among their workforce. Read the latest about this outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shielding advice

Updated Government advice for those shielding in Worcestershire

Changes to the self-isolation period

On Thursday 30 July the country's chief media officers, have announced changes to the isolation period. If you test positive for coronavirus or have symptoms,  you must now self-isolate for at least 10 days, rather than seven. This guidance covers the whole of UK.

Website: Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on extension of self-isolation period: 30 July 2020 from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

Face coverings

As of the 24 July, the law in England is changing regarding the use of face coverings.

Website: Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

This week, our Director of Public Health Kathryn Cobain, visited the market town of Evesham to find out how people are getting on with their face covering and to answer their questions.

To help us wear and wash our face coverings properly, Public Health Consultant Rachael Leslie has made this video.
 

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.

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 gov.uk website (opens in new window).

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