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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Published: Friday, 13 March 2020

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Wyre Council is committed to following strict advice from Public Health England (PHE), The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the government in relation to dealing with the delay phase of the current pandemic.

Updated 13.03.2020

 The wellbeing of our communities, visitors and staff is our absolute priority and you can be assured that health and safety has our complete attention.

All our employees are fully aware of the current requirements and we take great pride in the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene at all of our venues. We have taken additional measures to make our cleaning and hygiene procedures even more rigorous and we have installed hand sanitisers for our staff and visitors to use. We have put in place our emergency protocols and officers are working together with our partners across Lancashire to keep updated and to ensure our residents remain informed as the situation develops.

At the moment all our public buildings remain open.

Please be aware that Lockwood doctor’s surgery which is based at the Civic Centre will be contacting patients with booked appointments from Monday 16 March 2020. The surgery remains open, however patients will be assessed over the phone and invited to attend only if necessary and safe to do so. Please do not come into the surgery if you have flu like symptoms, a high temperature or a new continuous cough.

We are following developments as they happen and will update this page as necessary.

Please continue to follow PHE advice:

Wash your hands more often than usual, especially when you:

  • Get home or into work
  • Blow your nose, sneeze or cough
  • Eat or handle food

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms. Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature, or
  • a new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

You should only use the 111 coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

These actions will help you protect yourself and others. Get more information at: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus