COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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We are sending regular updates about what the council is doing and how to stay safe during these challenging times. Keep up-to-date by signing up to receive these to your inbox and read previous updates.

3 April 2020

Cllr Caroline Kerr appeals for volunteers with specialist skills in social work and occupational therapy during COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Watch the video below, or register to volunteer. 

Everyone must stay at home unless absolutely necessary – this includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home in the following circumstances:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

The council is following government guidance on social distancing and isolation. This is being reviewed on a daily basis. If you need to contact the council or would like support, please visit our help pages for more information. Please do not contact the council unless it is essential. In order to support the most vulnerable, our staff are being re-deployed to support our most critical services. 

Advice for the public

Please regularly check the links below for the latest NHS and government advice and make sure that you follow the guidance to protect yourself and others:

Other useful advice:

Advice for professionals

Please check the above links regularly as advice is updated and new guidance added.