Protect Norfolk Campaign

Key Messages From Norfolk County Council

Keeping Yourselves and Others Safe

Coronavirus is still with us. Cases in Norfolk are low and we want to keep them that way. The best thing to do to protect ourselves and others is to continue to wash our hands regularly, keep our distance from others and wear a face covering in shops and on public transport.

To protect others, you and everyone living in your house should isolate straight away if you show symptoms. The symptoms are: a new continuous cough; fever; or a loss or change in your taste and smell.

As soon as you isolate, visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119 to book a test. Everyone is eligible to get a test if they have symptoms. You can choose either a drive-through test or a home test kit. Stay in isolation until you receive your results, which will include instructions on what to do next.

NHS Test and Trace will contact people who test positive for Covid-19. They will ask you about who you have been in contact with from two days before onset of symptoms to seven days after. This will identify people at risk who could pass on the virus before (or without) showing symptoms themselves.

For more information about how to stay safe and how to get support if you need it whilst isolating visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Protect Ourselves, Protect Others, Protect Norfolk

A Norfolk Local Outbreak Control Plan has been launched under the strapline Protect Ourselves, Protect Others, Protect Norfolk to set out how the county will support the national NHS Test and Trace programme to prevent and contain the spread of coronavirus.

The plan sets out how Norfolk’s Public Health will work with a range of County Council departments and community partners to prevent local outbreaks in the first place. However, if outbreaks do occur, the plan sets out how they will be tracked in specific work places, settings, and communities and managed to limit further transmission. Also detailed is how Norfolk residents can find further guidance and support.

Norfolk’s Director of Public Health has led on the development of our Local Outbreak Control Plan in partnership with district councils, NHS Chief Executives, and the Norfolk Resilience Forum.

It was developed after the Government announced that every area of England should produce a plan to prevent and manage local outbreaks of coronavirus as lockdown measures are eased.

Prevention is key, and with further restrictions having been lifted, measures such as hand washing, social distancing in public places, and encouraging people to access testing immediately if they are unwell, are more important than ever.

New Business Toolkit and our FREE Information Pack for Tourism

Our new toolkit for accommodation providers is aimed at helping Norfolk visitors keep themselves and others safe. It contains a step-by-step guide on what you need to do if a guest has suspected coronavirus, as well as a guest poster and guest information leaflet.

Our free information pack for businesses, provides further information and resources on keeping staff and customers as safe as possible from coronavirus and can be accessed using the following link:

Coronavirus Toolkit for Businesses and Tourism

The tourism pack contains:

  • Tourist information leaflet
  • Guest poster
  • Tourism poster
  • Process for guests with suspected coronavirus

The business toolkit contains:

Our new toolkit gives updates on topics from the first issue, and also gives businesses information, resources and ideas on how to engage with NHS Test and Trace.  

  • Toolkit for businesses - issue 2
  • Toolkit for businesses - issue 1
  • Information for workers leaflet
  • Thank you for giving others space to breathe
  • Thank you for keeping away from me (poster 1)
  • Thank you for keeping away from me (poster 2)

Please note: Norfolk County Council are also planning to send a letter and information leaflet to all households in Norfolk in late August/early September to encourage people to get tested should they have symptoms.