The Government removed its remaining COVID-19 restrictions in February 2022. This included the removal of self-isolation laws, and in doing so increases the personal responsibility of people to be careful and considerate and avoid spreading the virus to others, particularly if they have symptoms of COVID-19. This means continuing to take sensible precautions to limit the spread of infection, including keeping communal spaces well ventilated, considering wearing a face covering in crowded indoor places, and staying at home if you have a respiratory illness.
A full version of the Government’s ‘Living with COVID-19’ strategy can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-living-with-covid-19
It is still really important that eligible people get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Anybody aged over 12 years old is eligible for a Covid vaccine, and people aged 16 and over can get a booster vaccine if three months have passed since their second dose. Children aged 5 to 11 who are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 can now also receive a vaccine. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has announced that an additional booster shot is recommended for people over 75 years old and the most vulnerable over 12s currently. This autumn it is anticipated that there will be another round of booster vaccinations for specific groups of people. Details will be publicised when confirmed.
More information on the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, including local availability, can be found at www.nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine.
Cannock Chase Council
The Council has responded to the pandemic as the situation required at the time. It is now firmly in a recovery phase and is committed to serving its residents and businesses to the best of its abilities. It continues to be ambitious in wanting to improve the District and the lives of people who live in Cannock Chase.
This section also provides information on COVID-19 and Council services. It includes information on topics such as business grants where they remain relevant to some of our businesses. On its social media channels the Council will continue to promote information about COVID-19 vaccinations and other relevant public health messaging.
Select the below tabs to access Cannock Chase Council services, which includes how to contact us and help and advice on specific services.
For details on COVID-19 Business Grants follow this link for more information.
Each working day the Council deals with a large number of calls and enquiries coming in online from residents and businesses. We sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding if we sometimes can't respond as quickly as you may like us to.
You can read about our news on this website (Follow this link for the Latest News). You can also follow us on Twitter @cannockchasedc, Facebook (Search `Cannock Chase Life`) and TikTok (see `Cannock Chase Life`) to see our updates.
With the Council having a particular responsibility to support vulnerable people, there may be a range of other requests for help around COVID-19 (not NHS related) including how to access other council services not managed by Cannock Chase Council. Staff will help to signpost to the right organisations that can offer assistance in these cases.
Key information below includes relevant links to guidance and advice about COVID-19 from the NHS:
Symptoms, medical help, and other advice
The NHS has information online covering the symptoms and other advice which can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
To book a vaccination and check on eligibility please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/