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How to stay safe

Current guidance on COVID-19

See the COVID-19 rates in Plymouth

The Prime Minister has now set out the Government's plans to live with and manage the virus.

All COVID-19 restrictions have now come to an end.

However, people are still asked to stay at home if they are ill with any respiratory infection such as covid or flu. If you do have to go out, you are asked to avoid mixing with lots of people indoors, and to wear a mask if you have to be in any confined area with anyone else.

There are a number of people who still remain vulnerable to Covid19 despite vaccination, these are people whose immune systems do not work effectively. If you are in this group, you should have been contacted by the NHS. Further information and guidance can be found on the Government website.

Have the vaccine

One of the best ways to keep yourself and others safe is to have the COVID-19 vaccine. You can book your appointment online, or attend a walk-in clinic

Take precautions to stay well

To keep safe, please consider:

  • Hands: Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.
  • Face: Consider wearing a face covering if in an enclosed public space or on public transport (especially if you have any respiratory symptoms)
  • Space: Keep your distance if you go out with people you don’t know
  • Ventilate: If meeting others, make sure that you are in a well-ventilated area. Try to open windows or meet outdoors!

Know the symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 and flu in adults be very broad, from feeling exhausted, aching, headache, sore throat, cough and headache, to a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste. It can be difficult to tell whether you are just a little under the weather or perhaps developing a cold; but as a general rule, if you have a high temperature or shivering, then you are probably too unwell to be going out and about your usual day.

Latest Government information

You can find the latest information on the situation in the UK on the GOV.UK website.

For information on symptoms, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you think you might have coronavirus, visit the NHS website.