Staying alert and safe

The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives. This reflects the latest guidance the Government has implemented in the next phase in our fight against coronavirus.
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Everyone’s actions have helped to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in our communities. Fatalities and infection rates continue to fall.

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that continues to protect our communities and our NHS. The most important thing we can continue to do is to stay alert, control the virus, and, in doing so, save lives.

The government has published guidance on staying alert and staying safe outside your home and about how social distancing relaxed after 31st July.

What else will change in the next few months?

In the Prime Minister’s update on progress on 17 July, he set out the next stages of the roadmap.

From 1 September:

  • schools, nurseries and colleges will open for all children and young people on a full-time basis
  • universities are working to reopen as fully as possible

From 1 October, the ambition is for stadiums, conferences and other business events to reopen in a COVID-19 Secure way providing the prevalence remains around or below current levels.

What you can and can't do

Detailed and specific government advice and legal requirements have been published and are regularly updated.

It is not possible to reproduce the advice in full here however we have linked to the relevant sections of the Government guidance below:

1.Changes in restrictions

2.Social contact and events

3.Visiting public places and taking part in activities

4.Clinically vulnerable groups and clinically extremely vulnerable groups, and care homes

5.Going to work and being COVID-19 Secure

6.Workers’ rights

7.Public Transport

8.Schools and Childcare

9.Borders / international visitors

Can I (or the person I care for) be tested for coronavirus?

Testing is a key pillar of the Government's strategy to protect the NHS and save lives. The testing capacity has been expanded to include anyone with symptoms (in England).

Find out if you are eligible

Sources of information

If you have any  questions or concerns contact us by the details below and we will work to find you an answer.

020 8099 5335

info@healthwatchrichmond.co.uk

Looking for further information about coronavirus?

We have brought together the latest information about coronavirus including how you can get involved and help your community, and how to help your wellbeing during these uncertain times. 

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