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COVID-19 - Health and wellbeing

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has not gone away but there are actions we can take to keep ourselves and others safe as we learn to live with it. 

Protect yourself and others

GOV.UK explains:

Keep yourselves and others safe

You can help prevent the spread of coronavirus by:

  • Washing your hands regularly/using hand sanitisers
  • Wearing a face mask – GOV.UK explain when to consider wearing a face mask
  • Meeting people outside instead of indoors if you can. Fresh air reduces the chance of coronavirus spreading, so we can continue to protect vulnerable people.
  • Keeping indoor spaces well ventilated

If you have symptoms

People with coronavirus symptoms should make a responsible decision whether they should stay at home.

Find more information about staying safe on the NHS coronavirus website.

Mental health and wellbeing

Whilst the easing of lockdown allowed many of us to get back to doing things we did before the pandemic, it can be an anxiety provoking time. The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for everyone. But the experience has been different for each individual, with some having to shield, or others having children out of school. It’s ok if you feel worried as restrictions lift. It’s important to be kind to yourself and your feelings.

If you need help and support, please visit the NHS Every Mind Matters website.

The pandemic has also affected the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Norfolk County Council’s wellbeing page offers advice on how to get support.

Norfolk's Local Outbreak Control Management Plan

The Outbreak Control Plan for Norfolk sets out how we are preparing for people, businesses and communities to go about their normal daily lives as safely as possible whilst the COVID-19 pandemic remains.

It’s essential that the health of Norfolk residents is protected as much as possible. The plan describes the actions everyone can take to stay safe.

It also sets out how we’ll support people in the event they test positive. Being well informed about the number and location of COVID-19 positive cases will enable us to take actions to reduce the spread of infection in the places where we live, learn, work and enjoy ourselves.

You can find out more and view the plan on the Norfolk County Council website.

Our policies

To keep our staff safe, we've developed a COVID-19 policy and COVID-19 risk assessment. You can also view our COVID-secure statement.