Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Message from Councillor John Griffiths, Leader of West Suffolk Council West Suffolk Council has been and continues to lead and play its part in tackling COVID-19, keeping our communities safe, supporting out businesses and delivering services during this challenging time. On this page you will find information about what the council is doing and how you can play your part, as well as guidance and support for our communities and businesses.

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

Helping businesses

Businesses can find general and detailed information on how COVID may affect them as well as support available:

Helping the community

Government and medical guidance

While there are cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, there is a risk you can catch it or pass it on. You could still catch or spread it even if you're fully vaccinated or have had the virus before.

Vaccination

Anyone who gets COVID-19 can become seriously ill or have long-term effects (long COVID). The COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others.

The vaccine is highly effective against the virus causing symptoms and it is currently being distributed across the UK.

Getting vaccinated means protecting yourself and may also help to protect your family, friends and patients from the virus.

Details about the vaccination programme in Suffolk can be found at Suffolk and North East Essex (SNEE) NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service

Staying physically and mentally healthy

The Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership have created a video is to raise awareness of safeguarding for children and adults at risk and tell members of the public what to do if they see something that doesn’t seem quite right. During this challenging time, it will be even harder for children and adults who are already vulnerable to tell us what is happening to them. We are all responsible for safeguarding and now more than ever it is important that we are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect. Please share this amongst your networks.

COVID-19 Information and wellbeing support guide - LifeLink has compiled this guide of great resources and virtual support.

Fraud advice

In an initiative between government and the independent charity Crimestoppers, the public can now call a new COVID Fraud Hotline (0800 587 5030) anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity. The COVID Fraud Hotline is open 24/7, 365 days a year on 0800 587 5030 or fill in the simple and secure anonymous form at www.Covidfraudhotline.org

Read more on the Government scheme: New hotline launched to report COVID fraudsters

Last updated:

03 December 2021 12:48 PM