To help keep Doncaster residents informed during the coronavirus outbreak, we have created new pages with all the latest advice and information.
Updated regularly, it will feature advice from the Government and Public Health England on how people can play their part in containing the outbreak.
Statement on Coronavirus by Mayor Ros Jones
“I want to reassure our communities in Doncaster that we along with our NHS organisations and other partners in the borough have been planning for Coronavirus. We appreciate this is an extremely unsettling time for people and they are concerned about what is happening on a daily basis. The scale of the effects of this pandemic are being assessed each day for our borough. I do want to reinforce that we do have plans in place and have been planning behind the scenes. These plans are being updated to deal with the emerging situation.
Public Health is leading on the response to this pandemic and we are supporting them through our emergency planning role. Myself and my cabinet and councillors are being regularly updated on the national position and guidance.
Please follow the guidance and read the information that is on our website at www.doncaster.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow us on MyDoncaster twitter and Facebook.
As a council, we will be ensuring we have people and resources in place to ensure as many council services will continue to run whilst ensuring the health and safety of our residents and staff.
If you need council services, then please go online to request them and if you do have symptoms, do not come in to any of our offices or facilities.
We do not know precisely how long this crisis will go on for – it could be months - so I would ask for our borough to come together and to support each other, be kind and patient and follow national advice. We all need to stay well and safe and care for people around us.”
Our Director of Public Health Dr Rupert Suckling is encouraging people to read our coronavirus guidance to check for updates and keep themselves in the know.
We are now in the delay phase of our response to COVID-19. If you have either a new persistent cough or a high temp of 37.8°c or higher then you should stay at home and self-isolate. You do not need to be tested and this is regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases. If you have serious symptoms and cannot manage at home you should use NHS111 online.
If you do have symptoms and need council services, please use our website for information and to access those services rather than coming to our offices.
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- Category: Health & wellbeing