Covid December 2021 update

Due to the recent rise of covid cases linked to the Omicron variant the government has updated its guidance.

We are monitoring this closely with the safety and wellbeing of our staff and community a priority. We will respond and adapt our activities in accordance to the latest government advice or restrictions so with this in mind we would ask that our staff and participants follow the Government advice as set out below;

England is moving to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

  • Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
  • Work from home, if you can
  • Get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • a high temperature– this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough– this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste– this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you have symptoms of COVID-19:

Get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms, even if mild:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Stay at home until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Rachel Hall
Author: Rachel Hall