Saltash Town Council - Coronavirus
Information about Coronavirus
The government's current guidance is:
- Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
- Consider wearing a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
- Wash your hands regularly and cover coughs and sneezes
- Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
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/
Covid-19 & Self Isolation
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:
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with people, particularly those at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19
- Wear a face covering in shops, on public transport and when itís hard to stay away from other people. (particularly indoors, in crowded places or where there is not much fresh air)
- Wash your hands regularly and cover coughs and sneezes.
- Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. The more fresh air you let into your home and other enclosed spaces, the less likely a person is to inhale infectious particles
- Your close contacts will no longer be required to self-isolate or advised to take daily tests. However, it is strongly recommended that you continue to inform your close contacts that you have tested positive. This is so that they can take extra care in following COVID-safe behaviours.
Latest Advice from Cornwall Council:
- For more information on the rules and guidance from Cornwall Council please visit https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/information-about-covid-19/
Other useful Information:
Public Health England
Public Health England Blog
Please continue to protect yourself and others.