Stanway in Colchester

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page has general information and advice about COVID-19.

Group Leaders should refer to the Information for Group Leaders page for specific advice concerning resuming face to face activities.

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The government has removed domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces

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The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Click on: NHS website- COVID-19 symptoms for full symptoms, how to check and what to do if you have symptoms.

NOTE: From 1 April 2022 tests are no longer free for most people, see: Changes to testing.

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Links for further information::

  • Vaccinations - Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.

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Beware of Coronavirus scams - see FRAUD ALERTS for details of email, phone and text scams plus doorstep callers using Coronavirus and other opportunities to gain access or trick vulnerable/elderly into parting with money.