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Prevent the spread

From Thursday 5 November 2020 the government has announced a month-long lockdown across the whole of England. The new national lockdown rules will replace the tier 2 high alert measures across the area.

You can find out what restrictions are in place and more about businesses that need to close via gov.uk.


You can help reduce the risk of catching coronavirus for you and your loved ones by:

  • Washing your hands regularly
  • Wearing a face covering
  • Making space

Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own

In England, you must wear a face covering in any enclosed public space. This includes whilst moving round in pubs, restaurants and cafe but excludes whilst seated at a table.

Some people are exempt from wearing one - you can find out more on this via gov.uk.


NHS App

You can download the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app from the App store or Google Play.

By using the app you can

  • find out when you've been near other app users who have tested positive for coronavirus.
  • see the level of coronavirus risk in your postcode district.
  • check-in to businesses displaying a QR code and get alerted if you've visited a venue where you may have come into contact with coronavirus.
  • check if you have coronavirus symptoms and see if you need to order a test.
  • order a test if you need to.
  • keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath
  • loss or change in your sense of taste and/or smell

If you have any of these symptom start self isolating immediately and get tested! 

You can book a test online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ or call 119.


Household cleaning

When cleaning you should use your usual household cleaning products, like detergents and bleach, as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces.
Clean touched surfaces (such as door handles, handrails, remote controls and table tops) frequently. This is particularly important if you have an older or vulnerable person in the house.


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