We are receiving many calls and emails about Coronavirus.
The best place for advice or to find answers to your questions is on the .gov website. Full details about the government’s response, recent announcements and what it means for you, as well as advice about what to do is available at www.gov.uk/coronavirus. This page is updated regularly and includes advice for individuals and businesses needing financial assistance.
To find out what support you can get, for example, if you’re out of work, need to get food, or want to take care of your mental health, please visit - www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support.
If you need any medical advice, please visit the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
For getting a Covid-19 test, please visit www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.
Staffordshire County Council has been organising mobile testing sites offering the rapid covid-19 test. These sites move about across the county and operate every day. These tests can be booked at https://staffordshire.zipporah.co.uk/TrackAndTrace/.
To understand the coronavirus restrictions in the area, please visit www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions
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Tier 3 Restrictions - 2nd December
Staffordshire residents are being urged to work together to continue to stop the spread of covid-19, after the county moved to the Very High Alert tier.
This means, despite falling Covid rates and the end of lockdown, the county faces the toughest restrictions and many pubs, restaurants and cafes will remain largely closed.
The Very High Alert Level from today means:
• No mixing anywhere indoors with other households, unless part of your support bubble
• Up to six people can meet in outdoor public places, but not in private gardens
• Hospitality, such as pubs and restaurants to stay shut, apart for takeaways and drive-through services
• Gyms and non-essential shops to reopen
• Work from home if you can, avoid non-essential travel and no overnight stays outside the area
• Wedding receptions banned
Full details can be found at www.gov.uk
Staffordshire is also one of 66 local authorities to take part in the roll out of rapid testing for people without symptoms – with up to 10 per cent of the population eventually set to be tested every week.
Finally, there are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other
- Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
- Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
- Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions
Below is our coronavirus survey, please let us know your views on this important matter.