Coronavirus – Information and Advice

What do I do if I show symptoms?

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should arrange a test as soon as possible: ask for a coronavirus test online or call 119.

Symptoms include:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

You can opt for a home test kit or to book an appointment at the Haydock Park Racecourse regional testing centre, which is open seven days a week, from 10am to 4pm.

Mobile testing units are used for short periods on varying dates within the borough, which we will publicise in advance.

If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days. Your household and your support bubble must self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone who develops symptoms in this time must arrange to take a test.

Following a positive test result, you will be contacted by the NHS test and trace service, who will ask you for information about who you have seen in the past 14 days. 

Other updates

Since 8 August, face coverings have been required by law to be worn in a greater number of public indoor settings, including cinemas, libraries, hairdressers, museums, places of worship and public areas in hotels.

Here’s everything you need to know about face coverings, including how to make your own.

Here is some information if you have been shielding because you’re clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, on how the government’s pausing of the programme will affect you.

Below you can find updates on how our services are reopening and adapting, as well as links to wider information and advice. 

If you need help during the outbreak, or can volunteer to help, please contact St Helens Together on 01744 676767.

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