Monday 13th/Tuesday 14th September, 2021:
Many government-inspired changes are being promulgated as we run through autumn and into early winter. They are important, involving additional vaccine roll-out and changes to travel restrictions amongst other. These will have an impact on all our lives - the gov.uk web site is the best way to keep up to date with the official guidance.
Saturday 14th August, 2021:
Change to self-isolation rules from Monday
From Monday 16th August, people who are double jabbed or under 18 will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, instead it is advised that they get a PCR test.
If you do develop COVID-19 symptoms, you must still self-isolate and book a PCR test. Anyone who tests positive following the PCR test will still be legally required to self-isolate, regardless of their vaccination status or age.
As double jabbed people identified as close contacts are still at risk of being infected, people are advised to consider other precautions such as wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces.
More information from the gov.uk web site - click on the link.
Sunday 25th July, 2021:
Throughout the virus emergency that started in March 2020, we have provided a weekly or fortnightly summary of pandemic-related events in West Moors, plus a record of changed regulations, forthcoming changes etc., and how these changes impacted on everyday life in the community. It is hoped that this will provide a background record which may help future researchers to see how one small village in east Dorset coped with the major changes in life. As the government have now suspended / abolished most of the more intense restrictions surrounding everyday life, these summaries will drop to a 4-weekly summary. See the bottom of this page for relevant links.
For the full documentation regarding guidance from the UK government ( often only applicable to England - but there are links to other Nations' advice ), see the official document on the Cabinet Office web pages
REMEMBER! The Coronavirus pandemic has thrown up surprises before ... expect changes ahead ... and take care!