- 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)