Government/ Local Authority Guidance & Updates 2021-22
Last updated: 25.08.21
ENGLAND has moved to Step 4
The following protections remain in place:
- testing when you have symptoms.
- isolating when positive or when contacted via track and trace border quarantine for all arrivals from RED list couturiers and for those not fully vaccinated from amber list countries.
- Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.
- Government would encourage being outside or letting fresh air in and minimising the number and duration of social contacts.
Under Stage 4 most legal restrictions have been lifted:
- You do not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with.
- There are no limits on the number of people you can meet.
- 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.
- The requirement to wear face coverings in law has been lifted.
- There are no limits on numbers of people who can attend weddings, civil partnerships, funerals or other life events.
- There are no longer limits on group sizes for attending communal worship.
Warrington is currently an ENHANCED Response Area following a Government announcement on the 14th June. This means that over the coming weeks there will be as a minimum;
- An enhanced presence of community engagement and street teams, speaking to residents to make sure that they are testing themselves routinely and are taking up the vaccine offer when offered.
- Supervised in school testing and re-introduction of face coverings in educational settings.
- Surge NHS (PCR) testing in specific areas and settings.
- Enhanced delivery of local and targeted communications.
There is a legal duty for all those who test positive, or are identified by track and trace contact tracers as a close contact of someone who has tested positive with coronavirus, to self isolate.
Self-isolation is critical in stopping the spread of coronavirus.
What else should we be doing to help reduce the risk of transmissions?
- Follow the 'hands, face, space and fresh air' basics of of hand washing regularly, wearing a face covering where appropriate and keeping your distance from others.
- Minimise travel wherever possible - particularly out of Warrington.
- Testing yourself regularly using the LFTs which are readily available.
- All adults over 18 to book and receive their Covid vaccine when eligible to do so.
- IN the event yoU develop any symptoms, no matter how mild, you should self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test.
- If you think you have been in contact with a positive case, even if this is not confirmed, book a PCR test.