Friday August 21st

Following a recent rise in infection rates, Woking Borough Council is reminding residents and visitors that they need to remain vigilant to slow the spread of coronavirus.

To protect each other and keep our communities safe, we all need to play our part. By continuing to follow the simple guidelines for controlling the virus, we can reduce infection rates in Woking as quickly as possible.

“Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, Woking’s residents and communities have responded in an amazing way. With the continued easing of restrictions, it is so important that we do not lose the hard-won reductions in national and local infection rates.”
- Cllr Simon Ashall, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing

 

Everyone must continue to:

  • - Wash your hands regularly
  • - Sanitise your hands wherever possible
  • - Keep your distance from people not in your household (2m apart where possible)
  • - Wear a face covering in shops, supermarkets, confined public areas and on public transport

 

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

“Preventative measures are the best way to avoid infection rate spikes, possible local lockdowns or shop closures. We all have a role to play in slowing the spread by making sure we continue to socially distance, wash our hands, wear face coverings and by getting tested if you show any symptoms. And for all our communities, please continue to be sensible, be mindful and be safe.”
- Cllr Simon Ashall, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing

 

In addition, people should not:

  • - Socialise indoors in groups of more than two households including when eating out and at the pub
  • - Socialise outdoors in groups of more than 6 people from different households
  • - Stay overnight away from your home with members of more than 1 household (your social bubble counts as 1 household)

 

Got symptoms? Get a test.

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, visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.

A mobile testing unit will be visiting Woking Park Car Park until Friday 28 August 2020, so it is easy to be tested. Simply book through the NHS website or call 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 have been in contact with. These people will then be alerted by NHS Test & Trace, and advised to self-isolate.

For the latest Coronavirus advice and local services information, please visit woking.gov.uk/coronavirus

And remember…

Hands, face and space to keep Woking safe!

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