As Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. The Government has implemented another national lockdown. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection.
That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, people are asked to:
These new measures will reduce the growth rate of the virus, which will:
More information about the new national restrictions is available on the Government website.
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
Visit the NHS website for the latest advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Please do download the NHS COVID-19 app today. The free NHS COVID-19 app is a vital part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England, and the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service.
If you are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (often people who were previously advised to shield for medical reasons) you will soon receive a letter from the Government providing guidance. You can also find this guidance about how to stay safe online.
This guidance applies to clinically extremely vulnerable individuals only. Others living in a household with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable are not advised to follow this guidance. They should instead continue to attend work and school in accordance with the general advice and regulations set out in the National Restrictions guidance from 5 November.
If you are not in this group, but may need help because of ill-health, isolation or access to essentials, there is a range of support available. Find out about services that can help with specific issues, like mental health support, and what to do if you can’t get food, medicines, or are lonely and isolated, on your council’s website: