Coronavirus – COVID-19

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk

Although restrictions on what we can do have been eased, it’s still important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others.

• Meet up outside or if you’re indoors open windows or doors if you have visitors.
• If you think you might have COVID-19 symptoms, take a PCR test and stay home.
• Wear face coverings in crowded places to help protect others.
• Check in with the NHS COVID-19 app when you’re out.
• Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds with soap.
Get vaccinated if you are 18 or over.

Read the latest guidance here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK – Interactive Map

Join the millions across the UK who have safely received the COVID-19 vaccination.
Don’t delay in getting your vaccine when it is offered to you.
Book through the national booking line or call 119 free of charge, any time between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.

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Coronavirus – COVID-19 information
The most up to date guidance and help can be found on the NHS website.

If you have any coronavirus symptoms:

– a high temperature
– a new, continuous cough
– a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test and stay at home.

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

New guidance from GOV.UK:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online
Advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Click here to read the document.

Leaflet from GOV.UK:
Information for the Bereaved; Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This leaflet shares important information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions during this national emergency and explains the next steps, answers some of your questions, and guides you to the extra help and support that is available.  Click here to read the leaflet.

Citizens Advice Mid Bedfordshire
Citizens Advice Mid Bedfordshire is trying to publicise the service they are offering during this period.  The are still open for phone and email advice.  Click here for more information.

Central Bedfordshire Council
Looking after your mental wellbeing during Coronavirus. Read the leaflet here.

Home isn’t safe for everyone.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, during this Covid-19 emergency, you can access vital support in a Safe Space in Boots and Superdrug UK stories.

UK SAYS NO MORE have teamed up with the high street pharmacies to ensure that the consultation rooms in the stores are now designated safe spaces, enabling victims of domestic abuse to access specialist domestic abuse support services.

If you enter a Boots or Superdrug store, a poster will indicate that you can ask at the healthcare counter to use the Safe Space.

The Safe Space will have information on national helplines and how to download the Bright Sky app, which provides information on local, specialist domestic abuse services and other resources

For more information  got to the UK SAYS NO MORE website.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and you are at risk of immediate harm, call the police on 999. If you are calling from a mobile and you are unable to speak dial 55 when the operator speaks, to alert them that you are in need of urgent help.

Potton Town Council’s COVID-19 Community Pack.

To avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
You should:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

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