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Gloucestershire County Council asks you to stay vigilant to stop Covid in its tracks

The County council has issued some advice following the move to Stage 4 of the Government's covid roadmap from Monday 19th July.

Sarah Scott, executive director of adult social care and public health at Gloucestershire County Council, said: "Monday 19 July is the next step in the roadmap, but it's not the last step in overcoming Covid and with cases still increasing it's right and encouraged for people to move forward with caution. We must go on supporting, respecting and protecting each other in the actions and decisions we take.

"Getting both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination remains our best chance of protecting ourselves from the most severe symptoms of COVID-19 and those people who are most at risk from the virus. Regular rapid testing will also help to stop Covid in its tracks whilst reassuring you that you are still doing everything you can to ensure you don't pass the virus on to those you care about."

Whilst some measures will no longer be a legal requirement, some will remain like test, trace and isolate, which will continue to play a key role in managing the virus and reducing the risk of it mutating and new variants developing.

Although no longer a legal requirement, face coverings, social distancing and regular handwashing remain effective ways to help reduce the risk of spreading Covid.

Alongside other businesses and individuals in the county, the council will also be taking the next step cautiously by gradually bringing staff back into council buildings and continuing to ask them and visitors to wear a face covering when moving around, while maintaining social distancing for the comfort and safety of everyone.

Visitors to the council will be asked to check in using the NHS App to help facilitate the track and trace process.

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