This week the government announced the new local Covid alert levels. You can read a summary here.
Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area. This information is also relevant to charities and community groups in managing services.
The following guidance has now also been updated in line with the above and charities and community groups would benefit from reading these and updating their risk assessments and contingency plans should a local outbreak occur:
- Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically vulnerable: this now includes different levels of advice depending on the level of alert in the local area.
- Safe use of community facilities – general guidance: this guidance has been updated with the most recent measures such as the rule of six and Covid secure spaces but you should still look at the local guidance below depending on the alert level for a local area.
- Local Covid alert – MEDIUM, what you need to know.
- Local Covid alert – HIGH, what you need to know.
- Local Covid alert – VERY HIGH, what you need to know.
- Postcode checker.
Further support and advice:
If your charity or community group would like assistance with understanding how the above applies to your services, or assistance with reviewing your contingency plans, please contact Herjeet at firstname.lastname@example.org.