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COVID-19 - Health and wellbeing

Important information about health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak

Moving out of lockdown

From 19 July most COVID-19 legal restrictions were lifted. But levels of COVID-19 within the population remain high. It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19 even if you’ve been vaccinated. We can all take actions to help protect ourselves and those around us.

Sound advice includes:

  • testing when you have symptoms and regular asymptomatic testing when you don’t
  • isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace
  • wearing face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport
  • being outside or letting fresh air in
  • minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts

You can view the full guidance on the GOV.UK website – How to stay safe.

Mental health and wellbeing

Whilst the easing of lockdown will allow 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.