If you test positive for coronavirus, the NHS Test and Trace system will ask you to share your most recent contacts with them. This allows your contacts to be 'traced' via this service, and they will be informed that they have recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. They can then self-isolate for 14 days to stop the spread.
The council is not involved in the set-up or operation of tests, including their locations.
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus. Public Health England (PHE) have a comprehensive guide on what COVID-19 is and this is available, together with their associated professional advice.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses which cause a range of diseases. COVID-19 is the name given to the disease caused by a new coronavirus which had not previously been identified.
Click here to access the range of information sources on COVID-19 provided by Public Health England and the government.
Please click here for all the latest information and frequently asked questions regarding schools and COVID-19.
Click here for Safeguarding Adults information & advice regarding coronavrius (COVID-19).
Click here for Safeguarding Children information & advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).
We have made contact with key groups to ensure that support is provided in a co-ordinated way, and that the vulnerability of our communities is protected wherever possible. We are aware that some individuals may not have good natured intentions and if we become aware of these we will notify the police accordingly.
We recommend that you seek general advice online from NHS.uk and NHS 111 online.
A robust plan is in place to ensure that those residents that need support receive it.
We are working with partner agencies to ensure that we minimise visits to each individual (i.e 1 visit instead of 3 separate agencies) and have met with carer providers to identify people they are working with that were not known to our service, so we can provide advice and support.
The Council has a lead role in providing support to those residents who are 'shielding'. Click here for information about how to access national support.
Senior managers reviewed all our services to assess which should be temporarily suspended or delivered differently within communities. Critical services will be maintained at all times, although these may need to be delivered differently.
The council's public Facebook and Twitter pages will provide comprehensive updates as they are known. The staff Facebook page will also have useful information.
There currently no plans to give tenants a rent and council tax holiday, but this will be reviewed in line with any national guidance recieved, and the council will carefully consider how they communicate with residents over any outstanding rent/council tax at this time.
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