Entries by Goodson

Advice for people at high risk from coronavirus (shielding)

If you’re at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from coronavirus (COVID-19), you were advised to take extra steps to protect yourself until 1 August 2020. This was called shielding. In England, the risk of getting coronavirus is now low enough that you’re no longer advised to shield. But there are still things you can do […]

Who’s at higher risk from coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) can make anyone seriously ill. But for some people, the risk is higher. There are 2 levels of higher risk: high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) moderate risk (clinically vulnerable) Important The lists below may not include everyone who’s at higher risk from coronavirus and may change as we learn more about the virus. […]

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result. Main symptoms The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure […]

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

This guidance is for parents and carers of children at: registered nurseries and childminders (this includes nurseries, childminders, pre-schools, playgroups and maintained nursery schools) primary and secondary schools (including independent schools, maintained schools, academies, free schools, infant schools, junior schools and middle schools) further education colleges1 Welcoming children and young people back to school and […]

Coronavirus: Act now to avoid a local lockdown

Coronavirus Act now to avoid a local lockdown To help halt the spread of Coronavirus, save lives and prevent a local lockdown, we need all Oldham residents and businesses to follow our new guidance. You need to act NOW. If everyone makes these small changes we can avoid a second lockdown – but there is no time to […]

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Qs: what you can and can’t do Updated 31 July 2020 Contents 1.Changes in restrictions 2.Social contact and events 3.Visiting public places and taking part in activities 4.Clinically vulnerable groups and clinically extremely vulnerable groups, and care homes 5.Going to work and being COVID-19 Secure 6.Workers’ rights 7.Public Transport 8.Schools and Childcare 9.Borders / international […]

Face Coverings to be mandatory

Face coverings to be mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock spoke about plans to make face coverings mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July 2020. Published 14 July 2020 From: Department of Health and Social Care and The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Delivered on: 14 July […]