Covid-19 Advice 

Covid- 19 Pandemic – Help and Advice.

The Government has confirmed that it can move to the next stage of its roadmap, the following will be permitted from Monday 12 April:

  • non-essential retail can reopen
  • personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting
  • public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen
  • outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only
  • most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen
  • some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place
  • indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
  • all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number)
  • weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens
  • self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
  • care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test)
  • you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and Norfolk County Council  websites  are both  comprehensive resources for up to date Government Advice as well as where to go for help and support
https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/coronavirus 
https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/health-and-wellbeing/adults-health/coronavirus

If you are in need of local assistance for shopping Helping Hands are available: The contacts are:-
Jan Wilson 01553 630129
Val Waterfield 01485 600175

COVID 19 – Key Messages
If you live alone and you have symptoms of (COVID-19), however mild, stay in your home for 10 days from when your symptoms started – dry Cough, High Temperature, loss of Taste or Smell

  • Arrange for a test https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/
  • if you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms, then you must stay in for 10 days, all other household members who remain well must also stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
  • for anyone else in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.
  • if you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone aged 50+ or who has been identified by the NHS as being Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV). If you have not  yet been offered an appointment,  you should contact the NHS national booking service:

 Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The hospital remains open to treat all emergencies, but you should not go to QEH unless it is absolutely necessary. If you have questions about your care at QEH please contact the hotline 01553 214545. Operational 9am-3pm Monday to Friday.  Visitors are severely restricted, please check first http://www.qehkl.nhs.uk/

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