Coronavirus: stay updated with trusted information
5 January 2021
People in England will have to Stay at Home and only go out for essential reasons. Primary and secondary schools will move to online learning for all pupils apart from vulnerable and key worker children. Visit the Gov.uk website for more details.
21 December 2020
The Government has announced that Stevenage and the rest of Hertfordshire will be under the Covid restrictions Tier 4 category for England from 20 December 2020. In Tier 4, households will not be allowed to mix indoors or outdoors apart from in support bubbles. Pubs and bars must close unless operating as takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.
Further information on Tier 4 is available at GOV.UK.
16 March 2020
In line with the Government’s decision to move to the delay stage, we are holding regular Coronavirus meetings and working with the Police, Stevenage Citizens Advice Bureau and partners on this issue. As part of our plans, we are regularly reviewing our contingency plans whilst our services continue to operate as normal. Our resilience and delivery continues and our Customer Service Centre remains open for business via telephone and online. Our Independent Living service continues to support residents requiring our help. We will let you know if and when this changes.
Residents and Stevenage Borough Council employees receive regular communications and social media posts reminding everyone to continue washing hands with soap and warm water or anti-bacterial gel to keep all germs at bay. It is important our employees and local community stay well and feel protected during this challenging time. To support the governments focus on health and well-being at this time, working from home arrangements and social distancing will help to delay and mitigate the spread of the virus.
As members of the Local Resilience Forum (LRF) for Hertfordshire which continues to monitor the impact of the Coronavirus on Hertfordshire and lead on the county-wide arrangements. The council, other Local Authorities, Public Health and blue light services are working together to put the appropriate arrangements in place.
See our list of services that have been affected or suspended by the impact of Coronavirus.
Coronavirus in Stevenage
A presentation went to Executive on 27 November about Coronavirus on a local level.
Stevenage Coronavirus cases
GOV.UK can give the number of people that have tested positive in Stevenage.
10 March 2020
There has been a lot of information shared on coronavirus in the news and media, not all of which is accurate.
For the most up to date and accurate information you should use the following resources:
- NHS website for information on the virus and how to prevent it spreading.
- Public Health England has the most up to date information on the number of cases, the government’s response and how to protect yourself.
- Travel advice has been provided by the Government, be sure to read this if you are planning any trips abroad in the near future.
- Follow Public Health England on Twitter for the latest advice, facts and figures as they are announced.
If you or one of your family are showing symptoms of Coronavirus, it is important that you do not attempt to go to your pharmacist, doctor or to a hospital. Simply go online and use the NHS online tool if you have concerns you may have Coronavirus symptoms.
Call 111 and the operator will advise you on what you will need to do. Symptoms of coronavirus include a cough, a high temperature, shortness of breath and a loss of, or change in a person’s normal sense of taste or smell.