With the arrival of school summer holidays, Woking Borough Council is reminding residents and visitors to be sensible, be mindful and be safe.
We all need to play our part in protecting each other and keeping our communities safe. By continuing to follow the simple guidelines for controlling the virus, we can ensure that normal life in Woking resumes as quickly as possible.
This means you must:
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Continue to stay at home as much as possible.
- Work from home if you can.
- Limit contact with other people.
- Keep your distance from people not in your household - two metres apart where possible.
- Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Public Health England is continuing to advise that good hygiene practices are the best way to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. You should:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often - do this for at least 20 seconds.
- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
Got symptoms? Get a test
Test and Trace enables the NHS to alert those who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Coronavirus. Not only does this help stop the spread of the virus, it also provides information that will help an outbreak to be spotted as soon as it happens, so that we can all work together to start to get it under control.
Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus, whatever their age, should book a test immediately. It’s important to book a test within the first five days of having symptoms.
To book a test, visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.
A mobile testing unit will be visiting Woking Park Car Park between Saturday 18 and Sunday 26 July 2020 so it's easy to be tested. but you still need to book through the NHS website or 119.
If you test positive for Coronavirus you can play your part to help stop the spread of the virus by sharing the contact details of those you've been in contact. These people will then be alerted by NHS Test and Trace and advised to self-isolate.
Face covering in enclosed spaces
From 24 July, it will be mandatory to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets, as well as on public transport.
If you can, you should also wear a face covering in any enclosed public space where social distancing isn’t possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
Your face covering must cover your nose and mouth at all times. However, this is not a replacement for social distancing and regular handwashing.
Clear instructions on how you can make your own face covering is available by searching ‘face coverings’ at www.gov.uk
For the latest Coronavirus advice and local services information, please visit www.woking.gov.uk/coronavirus