COVID 19 - Coronavirus
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Advice about the Coronavirus is being updated daily by Government. Anyone with concerns should read the available information on the following websites:
The situation continues to be very dynamic, but our advice remains to keep visiting the Public Health Wales website for the very latest information and stay at home guidance for people with confirmed or possible Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
A Statement from Torfaen Council Leader, Cllr Anthony Hunt on the COVID-19 pandemic is available here.
Torfaen Council is now working as part of the Gwent Local Resilience Forum (GLRF) as part of a wider Government, Welsh Government and NHS strategy in response to COVID-19. Find out more about the Multi-agency arrangements here.
Changes to Council Services
Any disruption to council services as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be updated here as necessary. Select the relevant section below for more details:
As buildings/facilities close, we will keep you updated below:
Other local services and organisations
We will try to keep you updated on changes to other local services and organisations as we are informed, however the best source of information is the organisation directly.
A number of grants are available to help with the impact of COVID-19. You can view a list of grants to help with the impact of COVID-19 here.
Your support is vital
What the Government has asked us all to do in the last 7 days to #flattenthecurve...
- People are being advised to stay at home for 14 days if they, or anyone in their household, has either a high temperature or a new and continuous cough
- Everyone to stay at home unless they need to get essential supplies such as food and medicines
- All those able to work from home to do so, unless their work is essential
- Only travel if absolutely necessary - while public transport won’t stop, this should only be used for essential travel to travel to and from work for key workers
- Close pubs, clubs, cafes, restaurants, leisure facilities, theatres and social venues
- People over 70 and other at-risk groups should be largely shielded from social contact for 12 weeks as they are most likely to become severely unwell and hospitalised
Reduce the risk of catching and spreading #ProtecttheNHS #Protectyourselfprotectothers
Protect our vulnerable family, friends and neighbours #Protectthevulnerable
Last Modified: 06/04/2020
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