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COVID-19 24th September 2021

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Key messages

  • Vaccinations remain the first form of defence against the virus and the ‘evergreen’ offer of getting both doses of the vaccination will remain open to everyone who is eligible.
  • Let fresh air in if you are meeting indoors – opening windows for just 10 mins or a small amount continuously can makes a significant different. Meeting outdoors is still safer.
  • Wear face coverings – where social distancing and ventilation may become more difficult and in enclosed spaces where you might come into contact with people you don’t normally meet, like on public transport
  • Get tested and isolate if positive – anyone with symptoms should self-isolate and can still get a free PCR test. Anybody who tests positive must isolate for ten days. Financial and practical support continues to be available.
  • Continue with regular rapid tests if you don’t have symptoms – this will help stop Covid in its tracks – gloucestershire.gov.uk/testing.
  • Stay home when unwell – Health and social care are already under real remove  pressure – this will only increase as we head into the winter months. Stay at home if you feel unwell and help protect our NHS.
  • Wash hands regularly.
  • Utilise the NHS COVID-19 app – the app remains a key tool in preventing further cases of Covid. Since 16 August the app has advised potential contacts who are vaccinated to take a PCR test rather than isolate.
  • Government has confirmed that vulnerable people will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine this winter. Read more from Gloucestershire CCG.

In week 38 (Monday 13th September– Sunday 19th  September) there were 1,067 confirmed cases of COVID19.

Of these  cases:

  • 175 were in Stroud
  • 207 were in Gloucester
  • 158 were in Tewkesbury
  • 166 were in Forest of Dean
  • 200 were in Cheltenham
  • 161 were in Cotswold

* Please note these figures are provisional and subject to change. (Source: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ as at 16:00 22/09/2021)

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