CWaC COVID-19 Update Bulletin – 07/10/20

Key messages to share with communities

Two new COVID-19 local testing sites will open in west Cheshire this week, allowing residents with COVID-19 symptoms to book a test. The sites in Winsford and Northwich will be open from 8am to 8pm, seven-days-a-week. They are walk-through sites and no parking is available at either location. The Winsford site, Queensway Testing Centre, is located on Queensway and has begun offering tests. It can only be accessed by the pathway that leads to the rear of Wyvern House. The Northwich site, The Old Depot Testing Centre, opens on 10 October and is located on Leicester Street on an area of unused land that was a former Cheshire County Council depot. Book a test.

From Monday 28 September, people are required to self-isolate by law if they test positive for COVID-19 or are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service. The Government has introduced a support scheme for people in work on low incomes to help them self-isolate, which will be available until 31 January 2021. Residents may be able to claim a £500 lump sum payment if they can’t work from home and are required to self-isolate. This payment aims to help make up for any lost income people may face due to having to stay at home. Full details about eligibility for this scheme.

Wash hands as often as you can, cover your face when out and about, and keep two metres away from others.

Protect yourself by putting the NHS COVID-19 app on your phone.

Tested positive? Stay home for a fortnight.

Avoid unnecessary travel to other areas that have lockdown restrictions.