Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and information
Play your part, protect our district
Wyre Forest District Council is working closely with Public Health England to stop the spread of coronavirus, but we need you to play your part, protect our district.
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can get a free test.
What to do if you develop symptoms
If you develop symptoms:
- You and anyone in your household must immediately self-isolate until you receive the results of your test.
- You need to order a test immediately. Get a test online or call 119
Rapid Testing (Lateral Flow Tests)
This testing is for people who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
You can get a free rapid COVID-19 test from some pharmacies across the district.
The Government has announced a new financial package to support and enforce self-isolation.
In some circumstances, if you are required by law to self-isolate from Monday 28 September you may be supported by a payment of £500, payable from Wyre Forest District Council.
From 24 September 2020, venues from hospitality, leisure and tourism, close contact services, and local authority venues across England are legally required to display an official NHS QR code poster at their venue. Further guidance is available to sectors in scope of this legal requirement can be found by visiting GOV UK This will make it easier for customers with the app to check-in and allow NHS Test and Trace to alert users and provide them with public health advice in the event of a coronavirus outbreak linked to a venue.
By more of us downloading the app – we have the power to help contain the virus and help protect our friends, families and community in across the district.
COVID-19 spreads through the air by droplets and aerosols that are exhaled from the nose and mouth of an infected person. The Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.
Mental Health Foundation looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Diabetes UK has provided an updated information page for people living with diabetes.
The British Heart Foundation has published guidance for people with health problems.
The National Eczema Society has offered advice on hand washing techniques for people with eczema and other skin conditions.
SignHealth has created British Sign Language (BSL) videos to help deaf BSL users either working in charities or receiving support.
Carers UK has produced recommendations for carers.
Cancer Research UK - Coronavirus and cancer
If you have been identified as being clinically extremely vulnerable, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you this. You may also have been advised to shield in the past. As restrictions will be eased following the move to step 4 of the roadmap from today Monday 19 July, you are advised as a clinically extremely vulnerable person, as a minimum, to follow the same guidance as everyone else. More information can be found on GOV UK website.