Updated on 11 August 2020

Residents of Northampton, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough are being urged to take action as the number of cases has risen above the national rate. We need to work together to avoid a local lockdown.

We all need to take some simple steps:

  • Limit contact with others outside of your household or bubble
  • Work from home if you can
  • Keep 2 metres from others at all times, use a face covering where you are less than 2 metres apart
  • Avoid using public transport or car sharing, wear face coverings if you cannot avoid these
  • Avoid meeting those outside of your household or bubble in an indoor space
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds each time
  • Do not share items with others outside of your household or bubble
  • Avoid using public transport or car sharing, wear face coverings if you cannot avoid these
  • You must wear a face covering by law in certain public places such as libraries and public transport. See Gov.uk for details of when you need to wear a face covering:

Covid-19 symptoms include:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have Covid-19 symptoms:

  • Do not go to work. Either work from home or report sick, self-isolate and get a test
  • Stay at home, self-isolate and get a test
  • Even if you only have mild Covid-19 symptoms, get a test
  • If you are contacted by test and trace and asked to self-isolate, stay at home for 14 days

Find out how to book a test and see testing locations in Northamptonshire.  

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Sport competitions update

Increasing rates of COVID-19 across several districts and boroughs in Northamptonshire have prompted health officials to prohibit sports tournaments and multi team events from taking place for the next two weeks.

Public Health Northamptonshire are recommending all sport competitions that include more than two teams should not be permitted at the current time, this includes festivals, small sided competitions or multi-team tournaments.

Washing hands

Further guidance and information