News from Rushcliffe Borough Council – Please play your part to tackle COVID-19

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COVID-19 cases are slightly rising here in the Borough and the County and we are requesting everyone plays their part in tackling its transmission rate.

There are no specific local issues that give cause for concern currently. As of Thursday, September 10, over the previous seven days there had been 22 cases of the virus per 100,000 people here, slightly up compared to the national average.

It is important therefore we all follow this advice:

  • Adhere to the Rule of Six which commences tomorrow (Monday). This means that you should not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than six. This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes. Education and work settings are unaffected.
  • “Hands, Face, Space” which means: Hands – wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds Face – wear a face covering where required, unless you are exempt.  Space – Maintain social distance of at least 2 metres from anyone you don’t live with or 1 metre plus additional precautions such as extra ventilation, screens or face coverings
  • When eating out at a café, pub or restaurant everyone should provide full and accurate contact details of everyone in your group. This NHS Test and Trace Service is important for tracking and preventing the spread.
  • Avoid car sharing but if doing so keep windows open, stick to small groups and wipe down surfaces.
  • If you have COVID symptoms, get a test and self-isolate. Symptoms include a fever, a new continuous cough, or loss of your sense of taste or smell. Call 119 to book your free test or visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus

 

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