Last updated: Thursday 15th October 2020
Following the introduction of the three-tier Local Covid Alert Level system on Monday 12th October, Broadland remains in the MEDIUM risk category: there are therefore no changes to existing rules. These are summarised in the graphic below.
The government's Covid FAQs provides further advice on what you can and can't do.
Norfolk County Council's Protect Norfolk campaign recognises the level of infection in Norfolk has been relatively low. Now, we want to keep it that way. You can help by:
- Frequent and regular hand-washing with soap. The 'regular' bit of this means - washing hands whenever it is possible or likely you have had contact with surfaces that may be contaminated such as goods in shops, or surfaces used by people outside your bubble. Use water above 25°C.
- Use a face mask when in public places. Face masks are now mandatory in most public places. You can find a complete list of all the places where face masks should be worn, and the exemptions for certain types/ages of people here.
- Social distancing. Keep a minimum of one metre apart from others, and preferably two metres if possible.
Norfolk's Director of Public Health has led on the development of our Local Outbreak Plan in partnership with district councils, NHS executives, and the Norfolk Resilience Forum. The main aim is to work with community partners and council departments to prevent local outbreaks in the first place but, if they do occur, they will be tracked and managed to limit further transmission.
Tourism & Visitors
If you are planning to visit Norfolk, please download this useful information leaflet beforehand.
This poster is available for hotels, B&Bs, campsites and other types of local accommodation to display for guests' information. And this useful flow chart describes the process for dealing with guests with suspected coronavirus.
Latest Advice from the Government
You can search for guidance and sources of support here.
If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service. Please click here for the Government's stay at home advice and here for more general information. If you receive a letter regarding an extremely vulnerable person or are caring for someone who has, you can register for further support here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 028 8327, the government’s new dedicated helpline.
Broadland District Council: If you need help from Broadland District Council (e.g. someone to do your shopping or collect, or want to volunteer to help those in self-isolation, use this link: https://www.broadland.gov.uk/coronavirus or telephone 01508 533933.
North Norfolk District Council: North Norfolk District Council has an online page with contact details and advice: https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/news/2020/march/public-access-to-offices-restricted/. NNDC has a coronavirus hotline on 01263 516000.
Norfolk County Council: For the latest health advice and information about disruptions to services and events, including school closures from Norfolk County Council please use the following link: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/health-and-wellbeing/adults-health/coronavirus
Adult social care: A 24-hour number 0344 800 8020 is operational for anyone with individual concerns. Further information on the advice to care providers is on the NCC website here.
- On 7th July, the government announced a further package of support measures including 'Eat out to Help Out', 5% VAT on certain goods and services relating to hospitality and tourism, and a £1000-per-employee furlough job retention bonus. You can find further details here.
- The Business Interruption Loan Scheme is available to qualifying businesses.
- Advice on how to claim for the Wage Support Scheme (Furlough).
- The Government has set up an additional discretionary fund to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme. The fund is aimed at small businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs. The Government is asking local authorities to prioritise businesses in shared spaces, regular market traders, small charity properties that would meet the criteria for Small Business Rates Relief, and bed and breakfasts that pay council tax rather than business rates. You can find further information here.
- Businesses can apply for Bounce Back Loans up to a maximum of £50,000, or 25% of turnover, with the government paying the interest for the first 12 months. The Government will support lending by guaranteeing 100% of the loan. You can find further information here.