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
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.
As of the 24 July, the law in England is changing regarding the use of face coverings.
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.
Face coverings on all public transport
- Advice for people with cancer
- Advice on accessing green spaces safely (GOV.UK)
- Armed forces veteran community
- Births, Deaths, Marriages and Citizenship
- Direct payments and personal budgets
- Employers and businesses
- Funding for Charites and Voluntary Organisations
- Guidance for the safe use of places of worship (GOV.UK)
- Information for employees
- Library services
- Mental health urgent help
- Pension advice
- Parents and carers
- Schools and education settings
- Unpaid carers
- Youth community provision
- Youth workers and those working with young people
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
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
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:
Telephone: 0344 225 3560
Telephone out of hours: 01384 679031