Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Response Autumn 2021 (updated 29 November 2021)

COVID-19 remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

  • get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible
  • meeting outdoors is safer, if you meet indoors, let fresh air in
  • from Tuesday 30 November, it is compulsory to wear a face covering in shops and public transport
    • you should also consider wearing a face covering in crowded or enclosed settings where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • get tested and follow new self-isolate rules if you have tested positive for the Omicron variants
  • stay at home if you are unwell
  • regularly wash your hands, if you can't use soap and water, wash your hand with alcohol-based hand sanitiser containing at least 70% alcohol
  • download and use the NHS COVID-19 App
  • from Tuesday 30 November, anyone entering the UK will require a PCR test within 48 hours of arrival (opens in a new window) and will need to self-isolate until they have a negative result, even if they have been vaccinated

Website: COVID-19 variants identified in the UK (opens in a new window)

Website: COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 (opens in a new window)

Advice and guidance

Information specific to Worcestershire

Specific guidance

Worcestershire Winters Well

Further advice and guidance

COVID-19, Domestic Abuse and Your Community

You might be worried about yourself or a friend/relative’s wellbeing whilst we are being asked to stay at home as part of the COVID-19 emergency measures. 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.