COVID-19 Government advice
Where do I get the latest information?
It's important that everyone stays up to date with the latest advice on COVID-19.
The below links have more information:
- The NHS website
- Public Health Matters - Coronavirus, what you need to know
- Information for professionals - GOV.UK
- Central Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Guidance on social distancing
If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19 it's important that you stay at home.
Do not go to your Doctor's surgery or Hospital A and E.
You can use this Coronavirus assessment tool to understand more about your symptoms.
If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you should stay at home for 10 days from when your symptoms started.
If you live with others and you or another member of the household has symptoms, everyone in the household must stay at home for 14 days.
This 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the household became ill.
What can I do to reduce my risk of getting coronavirus
We all have a role to play in prevention, especially because the disease can be worse in more vulnerable people.
There are things you can do to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading:
- Follow the latest guidance on social distancing including avoiding large and small gatherings in public places and remaining 2 metres apart from one another.
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then put your tissue in a bin and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Advice on handling waste when self-isolating or displaying COVID-19 symptoms
- Put your household waste in a plastic rubbish bag and tie securely
- Put that bag in another rubbish bag and tie securely
- Pop it in your bin ready for collection
No waste should be put in any bin less than 3 days before the bin is due to be collected.
For example, if you have a rubbish bag that needs to go in your bin less than 3 days before collection, please store it in a suitable and secure place until the bin has been collected.
Then place the bag in your bin ready for the next collection.
It is only the waste that is heavily contaminated, such as tissues that have been coughed in and cleaning cloths that may also be heavily contaminated that are required to be double bagged and quarantined for 72 hours, regular household waste and recycling should be treated as normal.
If you're not self-isolating - handle waste as normal.
Information for pet owners or animal businesses
This page contains a range of information for pet owners or people working in the animal business (including dog groomers, breeders and stables) on dealing with Covid-19.
Thank you to our dedicated health and care professionals and the NHS who are working to ensure that our City can continue to work as usual.
We'd also like to offer our best wishes to the people affected.
We do ask that if you're feeling unwell, to please follow the latest advice from the NHS.