Latest Coronavirus Guidance

The Government announces Covid19 Plan for Autumn and Winter 2021.

For information and detailed guidance from the Government’s visit:



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:…

➡️ Apple App Store:

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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 - NHS COVID Pass - NHS (


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 ( or ask for a FREE test from your local chemist.


Face Covering

The latest government guidance from the 19th of July 21, stipulates their is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering however some organisations will continue to recommend their use. 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

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:

You must self-isolate immediately if:

How to self-isolate

You must not leave your home if you're self-isolating. Please let us know if you are self-isolating -


  • 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