Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

CCC's Response & Support

To combat COVID-19, we have issued a wide-range of information that outlines our response to the pandemic as a Council and provides you with the latest government guidance to support you through the pandemic.

If you need additional help, you can download this flyer which details how Coventry City Council can support you.

To find COVID-19 testing locations in Coventry, how to access financial support for businesses and adult social care providers and much more, visit the COVID-19 section on the Coventry City Council website. 


Latest Guidance & Changes - England.

27 January

You will not be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools, but the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

20 January

Staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges will not be required to wear a face covering in classrooms.

19 January

You are no longer asked to work from home if you can. Talk to your employer to agree arrangements to return to your workplace.

 17 January

You can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. Tests must be at least 24 hours apart. If either test is positive, wait 24 hours before testing again.

 11 January

If you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result, most people will not need to take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must self-isolate immediately if you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result.

9 January

From 4am on 9 January, you can take a rapid lateral flow test instead of a PCR test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England if you qualify as fully vaccinated. If you test positive you must take a PCR test.

7 January

From 4am on 7 January, if you qualify as fully vaccinated or are under 18, you do not need to take a PCR test before you travel to England or self-isolate when you arrive.

4 January

It is recommended that secondary school pupils wear face coverings in classrooms. This is a temporary measure.


Keeping Yourself and Others Safe

Face coverings

You must wear a face covering in most indoor public places, at large venues and events, and on public transport.

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

If you’re classed as being clinically extremely vulnerable, you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you are no longer advised to shield. However, you should continue to follow the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are advised to continue taking extra precautions to protect yourself, such as limiting close contacts, shopping or travelling at quieter times of the day, keeping rooms ventilated and washing your hands regularly. Your employer is required to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.

If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19

To help protect yourself and your friends, family, and community you should continue to follow all of the guidance on this page, even if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.

People aged 40 and over can now pre-book a booster vaccine 2 months after their second dose. Book your booster vaccination appointment online or find a walk-in clinic. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to book your booster dose.

New rules on self-isolation , this guidance applies to ENGLAND.

If you’re a contact of someone who may have been infected with the Omicron variant, you must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of your age, vaccination status or any negative test results.


Getting Tested

Testing for COVID-19

Find out how to get tested, what your test result means and how to report your result.

COVID-19 vaccination

Get your COVID-19 vaccination including booster dose, read about how vaccinations work and what happens when you have one.

Getting tested

Report your test result

Self-isolating: what you need to do

Getting support if you’re self-isolating

From the 17th January, you can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. Tests must be at least 24 hours apart. If either test is positive, wait 24 hours before testing again.


Mental Health Support

Below we have provided a number of links to different organisations that provide advice and support regarding Mental Health during the pandemic. These include:

Doctors of the World

MIND Charity

Anxiety UK

NHS

Research In Practise has created has page that details the support that is available to victims of domestic abuse during COVID-19.


Work and Support

  • Guidance on finding work, claiming benefits, and managing debts and pensions if you’re being made redundant.


Translation

This section provides a comphrehensive overview of the following areas in a range of languages. These areas include:

  • Stay at home guidance if you/your household potentially has COVID-19.
  • Guidance on Social Distancing.
  • Guidance on shielding and protecting the extremely vulnerable
  • COVID-19 Advice & Information.
  • COVID-19 advice (video).

The orange button on the top left of your screen is the ‘Browsealoud’ function. By selecting it, you will be able to translate the information on the page into your own preferred language. It will also read aloud the text on the page, all you have to do is highlight the text you want to listen to and the Browsealoud function will automatically read out the selected text. This function can translate the information into multiple languages.


Other Useful Links

Local GP’s and A&E departments are still open during the pandemic. To find out the Do’s and Don’ts of visiting your GP, click here.

Doctors of the World – Advice on COVID-19 in a variety of languages.

The Traveller Movement – A series of resources and supporting information specifically designed for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Research in Practise – Information that details the support and options available to victims of Domestic Abuse during COVID-19.

CRMC ESOL Challenges – CRMC are running English classes everyday during lockdown so that its participants are able to continue to learn while at home.

PYF Employment Hotline – Positive Youth Foundation have opened an employment advice hotline that operates on Monday’s and Friday’s, so that people aged 16-24 can access employment advice on 07958 325426.

CovLibraries – For reading to keep you entertained during lockdown, follow @CovLibraries.