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Coronavirus

       

Tip of the month - August 2020

Remove any hand gel from your car during hot months, it is highly inflammable.

 

Please find below links to useful information about help and support during the coronavirus crisis.

Note: By clicking on the blue copy on each page, you will open up a link that takes you directly to the relevant information.

 

Thank you song to the NHS

Love for the people - "Angel by my side" - click here

What you can and can't do - Latest government updates

 

TRAVEL ADVICE

Developments in the coronavirus pandemic remain uncertain around the world. No travel is risk-free. 

For general government guidance in relation to travel click - here

 

TRAVEL ADVICE - Exemptions

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel.

Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.

This advice is being kept under constant review.

Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.

For more information click - here

 

SHIELDING


What has changed?

The guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable is that shielding has been paused.

This means:

You do not need to follow previous shielding advice

You can go to work as long as the workplace is Covid-secure, but should carry on working from home wherever possible

Clinically extremely vulnerable children should attend education settings in line with the wider guidance on reopening of schools and guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings

You can go outside as much as you like but you should still try to keep your overall social interactions low

You can visit businesses, such as supermarkets, pubs and shops, while keeping 2 metres away from others wherever possible or 1 metre, plus other precautions

You should continue to wash your hands carefully and more frequently than usual and that you maintain thorough cleaning of frequently touched areas in your home and/or workspace

You will no longer receive free food parcels, medicine deliveries and basic care from the National Shielding Service

Read the full government guidance click - here

 

Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in England's shops

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock spoke about plans to make face coverings mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July 2020 click - here

How to make your own face masks click - here

Face coverings on public transport  

From 15 June, passengers will need to wear face coverings on public transport.

Transport operators will be asked to make face coverings a requirement for passengers travelling on buses, coaches, trains, trams, aircraft and ferries.

Guidance remains to work from home if you can and avoid public transport where possible.

Exemptions to the rule include young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties.

To read about the new rules on face coverings click - here


Time outdoors

The government has published staying safe outside your home guidance on what the new rules will mean. This page sets out key FAQ to help you prepare for these changes.

Meeting others from outside of your household

To find the most recent information about meeting others from outside of your household click - here