Booking a coronavirus test
The Government and NHS are encouraging only people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.
If you have a loss/change in sense of smell or taste, a high temperature or a new continuous cough, then you can book a test.Find out more
It is now compulsory to wear face coverings in the following indoor settings:
- public transport and transport hubs
- shops, supermarkets and shopping centres
- auction houses
premises providing professional, legal or financial services (such as post offices, banks, and solicitors)
- premises providing personal care and beauty treatments (such as hair salons, nail salons and tattoo and piercing parlours)
- premises providing veterinary services
- visitor attractions and entertainment venues (such as museums, galleries, cinemas, theatres, cultural and heritage sites, aquariums, indoor zoos and visitor farms, bingo halls, amusement arcades, funfairs, and theme parks)
- places of worship
- funeral service providers (funeral homes, crematoria and burial ground chapels)
- community centres, youth centres and social clubs
- public areas in hotels and hostels
- storage and distribution facilities
- taxis and private hire vehicles
- hospitality venues (customers are required to wear other than when eating or drinking)
It is now also compulsory for staff in retail and hospitality settings to wear a face covering whilst working.
Please view the guidance on the Government's website for further information on when to wear wearing face coverings and exemptions, including whether you should be wearing them at your workplace.
The council is also urging residents to wear a face covering, if possible, whenever they go out and are around others, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
When wearing a face covering you must cover your mouth and nose. It is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and taking them off.
There are many places you can buy them, both online and in stores. Alternatively, you can make your own.
Even if you are wearing a face covering please remember to continue to social distance and wash your hands regularly. Face coverings do not eliminate the risk of catching COVID-19.
Please remember that not everyone is able to wear face covering.