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As a local authority we are very fortunate in the support and action taken by the many volunteers who help their communities, especially during the pandemic.
However, those selfless individuals must remember not to put themselves or those they help at any greater risk of catching or passing on Covid-19.
The Government has published a short guide on the best way that volunteers and the people they assist can remain safe.
You can find the information here (external link).
Updated guidance on what to do if you’ve been told that you’ve come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, has been published by the Government.
It sets out what you and other members of your household should do if one of you comes into contact with a person carrying the virus.
The measures are designed to reduce the chances of coronavirus spreading, and, under government rules, anyone not complying with the new COVID-19 laws could be fined.
If you have been informed that you are a contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate at home for 14 days from the date of your last contact with them.
Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transport or taxis.
Even if you never develop symptoms, you can still be infected and pass the virus on without knowing it.
If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, other people in your household do not need to self-isolate at home with you.
The advice also covers questions about what to do if you have already tested positive for COVID-19 but later come into contact with someone else who has it.
You could be fined if you do not stay at home and self-isolate following a positive test result for COVID-19.
You could also be fined if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and instructed to self-isolate because you are a contact of someone who has had a positive test result.
If you test positive for COVID-19, it will also be an offence to knowingly provide false information about your close contacts to NHS Test and Trace.
The Government says that failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fine of up to £10,000.
For more details check the official advice here (external link).
New advice on what older family members should do if one of their household is isolating with Covid-19, has been released by the Government.
People aged over 70 or who have certain medical conditions have been advised to try and stay with friends and family elsewhere if possible.
Otherwise they must take extra precautions to reduce their risk of catching the virus from the infected person. The government is urging you to:
- minimise time spent in shared spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms and sitting areas
- ensure rooms are well ventilated
- use separate towels from the other people in your house
- wipe surfaces thoroughly after they have been used
- eat in your own rooms
For more information and list of many of the conditions that put people into the vulnerable category check the website (external link).
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