The Authority has now issued the following advice to Councillors;
“We continue to closely monitor the latest national advice and are in regular contact with Public Health England.
Of course, our priority is the health and wellbeing of staff, residents
and visitors to our offices.
As usual, our incredible cleaning teams thoroughly clean council offices
every night with disinfectant which kills germs and is effective against
viruses. As ever, this will continue in line with best practice and public
Before you use your desk space and, as an extra precaution, please wipe
your desk, keyboard and phone using the antibacterial wipes provided. Please
also use the gel provided and ensure it and the wipes remain in place for
colleagues to use.
We are continuing to share the national advice with council staff,
partners, care homes, social care settings as well as schools, colleges and
The health advice from the Government remains the same as yesterday:
- you feel you cannot cope with your
symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Don’t go to your GP or A&E.
Advice on staying at home is available at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
We will continue to keep you updated as much as we can, and ask that you
keep looking at and signpost people to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for the
latest health information and advice.
There has been updated travel advice on school trips. Government guidance advises against
all overseas trips for children under 18. It does not advise against domestic
trips at this stage. We are in close and regular contact with all schools.
Foreign office travel advice for the general public is available at www.gov.uk/guidance/foreign-travel-checklist. Advice on specific countries is available at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
It is inevitable that someone you know will follow the latest health advice and self-isolate. We ask that everyone respects their privacy and protects their identity. They are doing the right and responsible thing by following government advice, and it is important we all support them as much as we can”.
The Council have also now produced a more comprehensive briefing which can be downloaded from this link
This is a link to a US advice list https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html