Latest Coronavirus Guidance
Over the last year and a half of restrictions we have all done our bit to keep each other safe.
Our city region is now re-opening and many of the restrictions to our lives have been eased. But the arrival of the new variant (gov.uk) of the virus (called "Omicron") reminds us that Covid-19 has not got away.
For detailed guidance from the Government visit: gov.uk/coronavirus
For more information and advice make visit CovidsStillHere.org
The #NHSCOVID app is available in England and Wales, is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from coronavirus.
Download now from:
➡️ Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
➡️ Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1520427663
Find out more: https://covid19.nhs.uk
NHS Covid Passport
Double vaccinated against Covid-19? Use the NHS Covid Pass from 16 Aug to:
- Avoid self-isolation if you have been a close contact of someone with COVID-19
- Travel to amber list countries with no quarantine on your return
Find out more at NHS COVID Pass - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
For more information on the NHS Pass watch the YouTube Video here.
When to get a test
Get a test as soon as possible if you have any symptoms of coronavirus. The symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
The test needs to be done in the first 5 days of having symptoms. Don't forget to log your results on the NHS App or government website.
To order a rapid lateral flow test visit - Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or ask for a FREE test from your local chemist.
For the latest information on face coverings visit Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
WCHG will continue to promote the use of face coverings in all our settings such as our offices and reception areas and whilst conducting repairs, gas servicing and maintenance in your home.
Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps stop the virus spreading to other people.
Self-isolation is different to:
- social distancing – general advice for everyone to avoid close contact with other people
You must self-isolate immediately if:
- you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- you've tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus
- you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive
- you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace
- you arrive in the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk – see UK: how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK
How to self-isolate
You must not leave your home if you're self-isolating. Please let us know if you are self-isolating - https://www.wchg.org.uk/covid-19-self-reporting/
- do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can
- do not go on public transport or use taxis
- do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
- do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care
- do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one