Government sets out next steps for living with COVID
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, has set out the next steps for living with COVID-19.
This includes information on access to free testing, contingency plans, guidance and funding.
Latest guidance on face coverings
From 27 January in England, there is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings.
Choosing to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces can help to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Northumberland residents are being urged to remain Covid cautious…
Liz Morgan, Director of Public Health at Northumberland County Council, said: “We are still in the middle of a pandemic and we’re still seeing very high numbers of cases in our communities, largely amongst younger age groups, many of whom are unvaccinated either because they’re too young to have it or because they’ve only recently been offered it.Find out more
Sensible and cautious approach needed as Covid cases remain high
Director of Public Health Liz Morgan said: “The more cautious we are and the slower we return to pre-covid behaviours, the more likely we are to minimise the peak and keep our businesses, services and economy running. So we all have a part to play in making this work and keeping our communities safe.”Find out more
Covid-19 rapid testing kits available for collection in Cramlington
Residents without symptoms of Covid-19 can access rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use at home twice a week, in line with government guidance. Here are details of the collection dates and times.Find out more