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Remain cautious despite end to legal restrictions

Legal restrictions for COVID-19 are lifted next Monday.

Ealing and the rest of England will move in to step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown on Monday, 19 July at 12.01am.

Whilst many of the legal restriction that the government put in during lockdown will be lifted, residents are reminded to remain cautious as rates continue to rise in the borough in line with trend across the rest of the country.

Councillor Josh Blacker, cabinet member for healthy lives said:”Despite a heroic effort by the NHS, not everyone has been able to be vaccinated yet, so there are still real risks to spreading the virus.

“Residents should remain cautious and are reminded that the best way of keeping ourselves and others safe against COVID-19 is to follow public health guidance – and remember the hands, face, space, fresh air rule.

“Wash your hands regularly.

“Wear a face covering – remembering there are still those who are vulnerable to COVID-19. Remember that it is still compulsory to wear a mask on buses, the Undergroud and TfL’s trains.’

“Keep a distance between yourself and other people.

“Don’t forget Fresh air – if you do meet indoors make sure it is well ventilated.

“You should continue to do this even if you’ve had a negative test and have had a vaccine or both.”

Residents that enter council buildings will be expected to wear a face covering unless exempt. Members of the public that come in to contact with council staff will also be expected to wear a face covering when indoors.

More information on legal restrictions can been found on the government’s website.

Get vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is easier than ever – anyone of the age of 18 can walk up to a number of local pharmacies, pop-up vaccination sites and mass vaccination sites across the borough.

  • No ID
  • No NHS number
  • No problem!

Residents can just walk up and claim their jab.

Get tested

One in three people with COVID-19 do not display any symptoms and this can mean that the virus is spread to other people, including people you live with.

Residents are encouraged to pick up rapid tests from selected local pharmacies across the borough.

If you have the following symptoms, you need to isolate immediately with you whole household and book a test through the government portal or by calling 119.

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

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