Leeds is expected to be added to Public Health England’s weekly watch list
Leeds is expected to be added to Public Health England’s weekly watch list of areas of concern due to our city’s rising COVID-19 infection rate (as of 04.09.2020, the 7 day average infection rate is 32.4 per 100,000 with a 3.5% positivity rate).
Although this does not mean any further restrictions for Leeds at this stage, local lockdowns could be imposed if the city’s infection rate does not fall. Ongoing efforts to manage the increasing infection rates include targeted community work, mobile testing units and public awareness campaigns.
Everyone has a part to play in continuing to follow the guidance to help prevent further cases and reduce the rising infection rate:
- Wearing a face covering on public transport, and in indoor areas such as shops, places of worship, hairdressers, libraries and healthcare settings.
- Wearing a face covering is crucial for helping to stop the spread of Covid-19 to others.
- You can find further guidance on wearing a face covering below.
- If you have symptoms, stay at home and book a free test on the NHS website or ring 119. For information on how long you will need to self-isolate, please visit the NHS website.
- If you’re told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, self-isolate for 14 days from the day you were last in contact with the person – as it can take up to 14 days for symptoms to appear.
- If you need to stay at home and have no family or friends for support, ring 0113 378 1877 where you will be re-directed to Leeds Welfare Support Service.
- No one in your household should leave home if any one person has symptoms.
- Keeping a safe distance from others, even if wearing a face covering.
Washing your hands regularly, for 20 seconds