Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Step 4 on the coronavirus Roadmap

On Monday 19th July England has moved to Step 4 on the coronavirus Roadmap. This means that most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 have been lifted. This means:

  • You do not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with. There are also no limits on the number of people you can meet.
  • However, in order to minimise risk at a time of high prevalence, you should limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with, and increase close contact gradually. This includes minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.
  • You should meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.
  • The Government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can. However, the Government expects and recommends a gradual return over the summer.
  • The requirement to wear face coverings in law has been lifted. However, the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.
  • There are no longer limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, civil partnerships, funerals and other life events (including receptions and celebrations). There is no requirement for table service at life events, or restrictions on singing or dancing. You should follow guidance for weddings (Opens in a New Window) and funerals (Opens in a New Window) to reduce risk and protect yourself and others.
  • There are no longer restrictions on group sizes for attending communal worship. COVID-19 has not gone away, so it’s important to remember the actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe. Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

You can read the full details on the Government website (Opens in a New Window).

Key Protections Still In Place

While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious. Therefore the Government are keeping in place the below key protections:

  • Testing when you have symptoms and targeted asymptomatic testing in education, high risk workplaces and to help people manage their personal risk.
  • Isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
  • Border quarantine: for all arriving from red list countries and for those people not fully vaccinated arriving from amber list countries.
  • Cautious guidance for individuals, businesses and the vulnerable whilst prevalence is high including:
  • Whilst Government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can, Government would expect and recommend a gradual return over the summer.
  • Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.
  • Being outside or letting fresh air in.
  • Minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.
  • Encouraging and supporting businesses and large events to use the NHS COVID Pass in high risk settings. The Government will work with organisations where people are likely to be in close proximity to others outside their household to encourage the use of this. If sufficient measures are not taken to limit infection, the Government will consider mandating certification in certain venues at a later date.

Read the the full Government guidance (Opens in a new window) 

Let's Keep Life Moving

  • FRESH AIR - it's much safer to meet up outside in the fresh air, or if meeting inside make sure to let fresh air in.

  • TESTING - if you have symptoms of COVID-19 isolate and get tested, if you don't have symptoms make use of the twice weekly testing.

  • APP- make use of the NHS COVID-19 App by  checking in to venues and checking COVID-19 symptoms. You can also use the NHS App to access your COVID-19 Pass.

  • HAND WASHING- it's still important to remember to keep washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds to help stop the spread of the virus.

Testing

If you have symptoms

If you have symptoms you should self-isolate immediately and book a COVID-19 test (Opens in a new window)

If you don't have symptoms (are asymptomatic)

Community Testing is available for those who don't have symptoms and who may need to have contact with others e.g. those who cannot work from home or those who work on the front-line and have contact with the public. Find out more on our Community Testing page.

Schools and parents

Information about testing for school children, parents and those in their bubbles can be found on our Testing For Schools page.

Vaccinations

More information about the vaccine programme can be found on our vaccine page.

Support and further information

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COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidance

This risk assessment (.pdf) (52KB) (Opens in a New Window) is based on the latest HSE and Government information/guidance around COVID-19 and the key areas.

It has been compiled in accordance with an employer's statutory duty to do so under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and complies with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999).

This risk assessment is the starting point for all departments to add their specific tasks and risks to. This risk assessment is based on the latest HSE and Government information / guidance around COVID-19 and the key areas.

View Broxtowe Borough Council's Staying COVID-19 Secure document (.pdf) (468KB) (Opens in a New Window)


Staying up to date

The easiest way to stay up to date with the Council's updates is:

Accurate advice, from accurate sources

There will be lots of speculation and rumour so it’s important to be aware of false information:

  • Consider the source – where did you receive the information from?
  • Cross check – are other reliable platforms sharing the same information?

Follow accurate advice, from accurate sources:


Contact
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Broxtowe Borough Council
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