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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


  1. Overview
  2. Vaccination
  3. Testing
  4. Support for people
  5. Businesses
  6. Council services
  7. Volunteering - how you can help


COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.

All of us can play our part by understanding the situations where risks of COVID-19 infection and transmission are likely to be higher and take action to reduce these risks.

Steps you can take to reduce the risk 

  • Get vaccinated
  • Stay at home if you have symptoms or test positive
  • Consider wearing a face covering
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cover your mouth if you need to cough or sneeze
  • Open the windows to let fresh air in


GOV.UK: Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19.

NHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Latest data

Visit the government website for data on COVID-19.

For local information, enter your postcode or use the interactive map.

GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19) data

Other languages

For the latest COVID-19 advice in different languages, visit Doctors of the World: Coronavirus information in different languages.

You can also translate any page on our website into various languages using Google Translate.

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Latest updates

Thursday 21 July:

Wednesday 6 April:

Friday 1 April:

Thursday 24 February:

  • You are no longer legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people
  • You do not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme ends. If you were told to self-isolate before 24 February you can still make a claim up to 6 April.

Monday 21 February:

Thursday 20 January:


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