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Information about Coronavirus for 1625ip young people

We understand this is a very uncertain time for you, and wanted to make sure you had access to the most recent information as well as some general guidance we hope you find helpful.

Coronavirus Information - Date updated 3rd November 2020
The latest advice from NHS Is here:

The BBC has lots of useful infomation: 

Find out how many cases there are in your area: 

 There are new rules people have to follow to help tackle the coronavirus emergency
  • People will be told to stay at home except for education, work (if it can't be done from home), exercise and recreation, medical reasons, shopping for food and other essentials, or to care for others
  • All pubs and restaurants will have to close (takeaways and deliveries can continue)
  • All non-essential shops will have to close. Bike shops, hardware stores, banks, pharmacies, post offices, garden centres and pet shops can remain open
  • Schools, nurseries, colleges and universities will remain open
  • Households will not be allowed to mix with others indoors, or in private gardens
  • Individuals can meet one person from outside their household in an outside public space. Children under five are not counted
  • Support bubbles for people who live alone and single parent households can continue
  • Support groups of 15 or fewer people are allowed, including those for new parents or people recovering from addictions
  • Children will be able to move between homes if parents are separated
  • Hotels will only open for people who have to travel for work plus a number of other limited reasons
  • Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies will not be allowed, apart from exceptional circumstances
  • Places of worship will generally close but funerals, with a maximum of 30 people attending, individual prayer, and a few other activities will be allowed
  • Workplaces will be asked to stay open if people cannot work from home - including construction and manufacturing
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation will be allowed, but gyms will have to close
  • Clinically vulnerable advised not to go to work if they are unable to work from home
  • After 2 December, different regions will return to the tiers system, depending upon the rates of infection.
Covid symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
  • New and continuous cough - coughing a lot for more than an hour, or having three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • Fever - a temperature above 37.8C
  • Change in smell or taste - either you cannot taste or smell anything, or these senses are different to normal.
  • If you have any of these symptoms you should get a test as soon as possible and not leave home for any other reason.
  • Anyone you live with, or who is in your support bubble, should also self-isolate until the test result arrives.
  • It takes five days on average from the moment you are infected to start showing the symptoms, but the World Health Organization says it can take up to 14 days.
  • If the test is positive, your whole household must all continue to follow self-isolation rules.
Read more here: 
Read how to get a test, here: 
How many cases are in your area?:

How to help stop Coronavirus spreading
It is important that we all do our best to stop the virus spreading.
A simple guide to staying safe: 

(source: BBC news)

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