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Concern As Numbers Rise

posted Sep 10, 2020, 12:41 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

There has been 26 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Telford & Wrekin during the week ending 6th September. 

There has now been a total of 716 confirmed cases in Telford & Wrekin since the outbreak began.

There has been a significant increase in confirmed cases this week compared to last week.

We need to act now to help avoid a local lockdown, to keep the borough open for businesses and to keep vulnerable people safe.

The cases are scattered across the borough in multiple wards. Right now we all need to be alert

What can you do?

Get Tested when you need to

Only people with coronavirus symptoms should get a test. The three key symptoms are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you do not have these symptoms you may be turned away from a test site.

Dial 119 or visit nhs.uk/coronavirus to book a test.

We know some people have had difficulties getting a test slot and the council has raised this with the secretary of state for health. We are working with the NHS about increasing testing capacity.

If you have problems booking our advice is to try again a few hours later.

You must self-isolate immediately if you:

  • have symptoms
  • have tested positive
  • live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive
  • are told to self-isolate by Test and Trace
  • Arrive in the UK from a country on the quarantine list

Also…

Wear a face covering in line with government guidance.

Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds.

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