Coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin have risen for the second week running.
89 new cases have been reported between 31st May and 6th June. 40 more than the previous seven-day period. Telford & Wrekin are above the regional average but below the national average!
No residents have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test in the past week. One patient with Covid-19 was in a local hospital as of 6 June.
Local health leaders warn that Coronavirus has not gone away, and we must all play our part to keep cases low and everyone safe.
They say “We are starting to see the beginnings of a third wave in our borough. This is happening because cases are rising across the country.
It is understandable that after months of sacrifices, seeing cases rise like this can be dispiriting.
However, it is thought that the vaccine continues to be effective against the Delta Variant, also known as the Indian Variant. Hospital admissions remain very low. Even with the vaccine rollout, we still need to follow current restrictions. We still need to keep doing the right things. Coronavirus has not gone away. We must all play our part to keep cases low and everyone safe.
It’s important that we continue to play our part so we can keep ourselves, our loved ones and local communities safe”.
What can you do?
Please make sure you continue to:
- Get tested as a precaution twice a week, even if you don’t have symptoms.
- Get a PCR test immediately, if you have any symptoms - however mild.
- Get vaccinated as soon as you are offered the opportunity.
There is a high degree of confidence that the current Covid-19 vaccines will protect against the Delta Variant.
- Follow the rules in place, even if you have been vaccinated – continue observing Hands-Face-Space and Fresh Air, wear a face covering indoor in public spaces.
This is to help you access home test kits to Check for Covid twice a week.
Even if you have no symptoms and even if you have been vaccinated, you can still carry the virus without knowing and spread it to others. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms.
HOME TEST KITS COLLECTION POINTS:
- Assisted testing will continue to be provided at a range of local pharmacies by appointment only Book an appointment
From 12 June, assisted testing will close at the following sites:
- The Place, Oakengates
- The Anstice, Madeley
- Cosy Hall, Newport
You can also order FREE Covid19 Rapid Lateral Flow Tests at this link, https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests they will be delivered in packs of 7 directly to your home.
If you have any of these COVID-19 symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
or if you’re asked to by NHS Test and Trace, you must isolate immediately and book a COVID-19 test online or by ringing 119, and remain in isolation until you receive your test result. You can book a FREE PCR Test at this link https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test it will be delivered directly to your home.