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Coronavirus: Community Reassurance Team comes to Shrewsbury this Friday

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Shropshire Council’s Community Reassurance Team will be in Shrewsbury town centre this Friday (25 September 2020) to answer your coronavirus questions. The team, who have been providing crucial support to residents and businesses since the start of the pandemic, will have a stand located at The Square between 10am-3pm.

Representatives from partner organisations will also be on hand to answer questions on a variety of topics.

Penny Bason, Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Community Response Lead, said:

“The Community Reassurance Team is working to support people and groups when they need to isolate. We are also here to help people understand the ever-changing guidance and encourage people to help prevent local and national lockdowns.

“We understand that people may have  frustrations about life during the pandemic, but we are here to support people in any way we can.”

For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating), call Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 (lines open on the weekend on Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-12pm) or visit our website at www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Further information

People who have developed symptoms or have tested positive must isolate for a minimum of 10 days, or until they are 48 hours without a fever (raised temperature), whichever is the longest.

If you have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case, you will need to complete your 14-day isolation period even if you test negative. There is detailed guidance on the NHS website.

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance from people not in your household bubble (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • if you are unable to wash hands and they are visibly clean, use hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol content
  • do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
  • wear face coverings on public transport and when going into any enclosed public places including shops, supermarkets, travel interchanges, pubs, restaurants, council buildings, libraries etc.

Read more about what you can and cannot do here.