While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.
- If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test, even if your symptoms are mild.
- Face coverings are compulsory on public transport, in most public venues including shops, theatres, cinemas, and, places of worship.
- Pupils, staff, and visitors at all schools and childcare settings, should wear face coverings in communal areas.
- The NHS Covid pass is mandatory for entry into nightclubs and venues where larger crowds gather.
- Minimise the number of people you meet and the amount of time you spend with them
- Meet outdoors where possible
- Maintain a reasonable distance when you do meet people
- Open doors and windows when meeting inside
- Get tested before periods of high risk and isolate if you are positive
- Get vaccinated and take up booster jabs when offered, and encourage others to do so as well
- If you have had your first vaccine make sure you get your second and booster when possible
Full details of the rules and government guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website:
Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread - GOV.UK website
Vaccinations are now available to anyone aged 12 or above.
If you are aged 12 and over you can book a vaccination online:
If you are aged 16 and over you can visit one of our local vaccine clinics without an appointment:
A second dose for those aged 16 and 17 is safe and effective 12 weeks after the first.
Everyone aged 18 and over can now get a booster jab:
Are you struggling?
The government has set out guidelines on what you must do if you are travelling in the UK and abroad:
- Travelling in the UK and abroad - GOV.UK website
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