Richmond upon Thames is currently in Tier 2: HIGH COVID-19 alert. However, new national restrictions will be in place from Thursday 5 November.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness, but however mild your symptoms, you should stay at home.
Visit the NHS coronavirus webpage for the latest advice and guidance.
The Government regularly updates national guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, residents are reminded:
You must remember:
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Until 11.59pm on the 4 November, London is in the HIGH Covid Tier. That means that local restrictions are:
More information about Local COVID alert levels.
Download the graphic for High Tier.
The government has announced that from Thursday 5 November, everyone must stay at home, and may leave only for a limited set of reasons. These include:
Non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues will be closed. Click and collect services can continue and essential shops, including supermarkets, will remain open. Pubs, bars, restaurants must close, except for takeaway and delivery services.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, known as the furlough scheme, will remain open until December, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.
View more information on these restrictions.
View more information on the extended furlough scheme.
These documents provide more detailed advice on the new government guidance:
In addition to UK measures there is guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. The guidance is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 because of a serious underlying health condition.
More information on coronavirus testing and Local Outbreak Plan.
You can find the latest information on the situation in the UK on the GOV.UK website.
For information on symptoms, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you think you might have coronavirus, visit the NHS coronavirus webpage.
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Updated: 02 November 2020