Businesses have been sent a checklist of safety measures to assist them do their own assessment and put measures in place.

Latest weekly coronavirus rate for Hull

The latest seven-day rate of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hull is 7.7 per 100,000 of the population.

That figure compares with a rate in England of 33.0 per 100,000 of population and with 47.1 per 100,000 across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Julia Weldon, Director of Public Health for Hull, said: “It is essential we all continue to play our part in protecting ourselves and each other. This includes following the latest government advice which includes regular hand hygiene, social distancing, the use of face coverings and limiting our social gatherings to a maximum of six people.

“Because we are still dealing with relatively low amounts of cases, our coronavirus rate can quickly be affected by any increase or decrease in infections. We closely evaluate all our local coronavirus data, including localised outbreaks and should there be a need for additional safety measures, we would act on this immediately.”

Coronovirus remains a risk and residents should continue to follow advice on social distancing including use of face coverings and hand hygiene, according to latest public health advice.

Covid-19 cases are identified by taking specimens from people and sending them to laboratories around the UK to be tested. If the test is positive, this is a referred to as a lab-confirmed case.

Pillar 1 refers to tests carried out in labs run by Public Health England or NHS labs, usually for inpatients and frontline workers in the NHS. Pillar 2 refers to tests delivered by commercial partners, usually for the general public.

More information about how we will respond to an outbreak is available in the Hull Outbreak Prevention and Management Plan, which describes our ongoing work to with partners across the city to reduce risks of virus transmission, prevent outbreaks and deal with them when they occur.

Those who develop symptoms of coronavirus, such as cough, or fever, or loss or change in sense of smell or taste, should isolate at home and arrange a test either through the NHS website or by calling 119. Advise your household contacts to isolate themselves at home in line with the national guidance.

As NHS Test and Trace is now operational, anyone could receive an email, text or call at any time asking them to isolate due to recent contact with someone with coronavirus.

More information on this is available here.

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