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Coronavirus

LATEST ADVICE FROM CORNWALL COUNCIL:

The latest statistics and information about Coronavirus in Cornwall are available on the councilís website at https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/information-about-coronavirus/ 

For more information on the rules and guidance visit www.gov.uk or www.cornwall.gov.uk  or to view Local Covid-19 data in Cornwall please follow this link: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/information-about-coronavirus/local-covid-19-data/

Information about Coronavirus

The Governments current guidance is:

For more information from the Government about how we will live with Cobid-19 please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-next-steps-for-living-with-covid


Vaccinations and Testing:

Vaccinations are the best way to protect yourself and others from Covid-19.

The NHS is coordinating the Covid-19 vaccinations. To book an appointment please use the NHS online booking service or call 119. You can book a vaccination by following this link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/


Can I still get a test for COVID-19?

PCR testing sites in Cornwall have now closed as part of the Government's plan to live with COVID-19.

From Friday 1 April, most people will need to purchase COVID-19 tests from pharmacies. 

The Government has announced that some of our residents will still be able to access free symptomatic (PCR) tests:

Can I get a free LFD test?

Rapid lateral flow device (LFD) testing for people without symptoms of COVID-19 will continue after Friday 1 April in some high-risk settings where infection can spread rapidly while prevalence is high. This includes:


What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

From 24th February, you will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19.

However, it is strongly advised that you stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least 5 days from when your symptoms started your positive test if you did not have symptoms.

This will reduce the risk that you will pass the virus on to other people.

After 5 days, you may choose to take a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) followed by another the next day. If both these tests are negative, and you do not have a temperature, you can return to your normal routine.

If you leave your home before 10 full days after testing positive, you risk passing COVID-19 to other people. Itís important that you take steps to reduce the chance of passing COVID-19 to others. This means you should:


If you think you have symptoms but can't get a test

If you experience the symptoms below, but cannot access a test, it is recommended that you stay at home and self isolate for five days or until you no longer have a temperature. You should avoid contact with people

Most people with the virus have at least one of these symptoms:

Other variant symptoms can include:


Your mental health matters

It is normal to feel anxious or worried about changes in your life and with many of us having to become used to living life a bit differently due to the pandemic and the changes that occur regularly it is important to take care of yourself and your mental health. 

Cornwall Council has lots of wellbeing information and support services on how to keep yourself mentally healthy during these challenging times. Follow this link for more information: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/mental-health/coronavirus-and-mental-wellbeing/mental-wellbeing-guidance/



Saltash Town Council regularly review their Building and Property Risk Assessments to ensure staff and users safety at all times. Please click on the links below to view and download the risk assessments for the Town Council's buildings or properties:

Guildhall Risk Assessment can be downloaded and viewed here

Click here to download the latest Library Risk Assessment

Download and view the Risk Assessment for the Maurice Huggins Room

Download and view the Risk Assessment for Longstone Garage and Store

Download the Outdoor Space Risk Assessment. 

Download and view the Risk Assessment for the Pontoon

The Cemetery Risk Assessment can be downloaded here


You can keep up to date with current information as and when it is released by following social media channels and checking relevant websites:

For local information follow Saltash Town Council on: Facebook and Twitter or check out www.saltash.gov.uk

For regional information follow Cornwall Council on: Facebook and Twitter or check out www.cornwall.gov.uk

For national information go to the government website: 


Guidance:
ACAS - Coronavirus Advice for Employers and Employees

Business Support:

If you require business support you can find useful information and guidance from your local Citizen Advice Bureau. Click here to be redirected to Saltash Citizen Advice Bureau's website


Or click on the following link to 
Visit Growth Hub or call 01209 708660 during office hours.

Other useful Information:

Public Health England
Public Health England Blog


Please continue to protect yourself and others.

Hands. Face. Space.

Contact Us:

Saltash Town Council, The Guildhall, Lower Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6JX

Tel: 01752 844846

General Enquiries: enquiries@saltash.gov.uk

Data Protection Enquiries: gdpr@saltash.gov.uk

Freedom of Information Enquiries: foi@saltash.gov.uk

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