National Lockdown: Stay at Home
The Government has announced a National Lockdown from 5 January. You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare - for those eligible
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.
COVID cases are rising in Surrey Heath
Stay alert to stay safe. Remember to:
- regularly wash/sanitise your hands
- always use a face covering
- maintain 2 metre distance if you can
Know where to go when feeling unwell
NHS COVID-19 App
- support traditional test and trace methods
- inform the public of rising rates in their postcode area
- alert them if they've been in contact with someone who has tested positive (even if they don't know them)
- provide a 'checking in' function based on QR codes displayed in venues and public spaces
- allow people to check their symptoms, and book a test if they need one
Self Isolation Guidance
Guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person can be viewed on the Government website.
Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus
We are working hard to help staff and residents stay well during the outbreak of Coronavirus. We are in regular contact with partners including Public Health England, Surrey County Council and neighbouring borough councils to ensure information and advice is shared with residents in a timely manner. We are planning for various potential Coronavirus-related scenarios to ensure we are ready to deal with them as a Council, to help ensure health and safety of residents as far as possible. We regularly share health advice and information from the Government and Public Health England through a variety of channels, including social media. Like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter.
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