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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Important! Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Information and advice on coronavirus is available on the Public Health Wales website. Please check the information on the website before you decide whether you need to contact 111 (all Wales coronavirus service).

 

Latest information

The latest official announcements from Powys County Council, Welsh Government, Powys Teaching Health Board, Public Health Wales and UK Government.

 

Powys county council:

Test, Trace, Protect

Our response to Covid19 [313KB]

Powys County Council is following UK, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales advice.

 

Updates from our Services

 

 

Powys Teaching Health Board:

 


 

Welsh Government:

  • Welsh Government have produced a series of Business Action Cards to complement COVID-19 guidance

The business cards provide a clear summary of some of the key points for sector specific businesses to implement to protect themselves, their workforces and people they come into contact with.

The cards cover a range of businesses including, taxis, childminding and nursery settings, food manufacturing, non-food manufacturing and offices.

Click here for more information and to download the business cards

  • Welsh Government have announced two schemes to help people self-isolate in Wales

https://gov.wales/two-schemes-help-people-self-isolate-be-introduced-wales

Services offered by supermarkets for elderly, disabled, vulnerable people, carers and key workers - May 2020

  • Welsh Government 'Covid-19: Safer Public Places Guidance'

This is a guide for owners and operators of public places to help keep people safe ahead of restrictions being relaxed and places becoming busier. https://gov.wales/creating-safer-public-places-coronavirus

  • Shielding Guidance

Full shielding guidance is available here:

https://gov.wales/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-people-defined-on-medical-grounds-as-extremely-vulnerable-from-coronavirus-covid-19

An easy-read version is available here:

https://gov.wales/guidance-protecting-people-most-likely-get-very-poorly-coronavirus-shielding-easy-read-guide

Support for shielding people - FAQ's for Third Sector organisations [504KB]

Help and support for businesses
Support packages for business in Wales during the coronavirus outbreak.
 

 

Public Health Wales:

Public Health Wales is working closely with the Welsh Government and the other UK public health agencies to carefully monitor the situation and implement their planned response, with measures in place to protect the health of the public. 

Including self-isolation advice, travel advice, guidance for schools and information for parents or carers

This statement will be updated daily at 3pm

This morning (02/12/2020), the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have 'given the green light'. 

 

 

Medical Help and Advice

NHS Direct Wales and NHS 111 Wales:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptom checker 
This symptom checker is suitable for anyone living in Wales and can be used for people of all ages.

This service can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
  • You need a self-isolation note for your employer

Go to the 111 coronavirus service
 

 

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus



 

Do

  •  wash your hands with soap and water regularly - 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 straight away and wash your hands afterwards

  •  try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


 

Don't

  •  do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

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