Coronavirus (Covid-19) advice for residents

How to keep up with the latest Covid restrictions and what to do if you have symptoms.

Tier 2, High alert - from Wednesday 2 December

Rushmoor, as part of Hampshire, is now in Tier 2, High alert.

Please see the government's website for details of the Tier 2 (High) restrictions that will apply.

Local testing sites

There is a local testing centre available in the Parsons Barracks car park in Ordnance Road, Aldershot.

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you must book a test using the government's website. You should be offered a test at the nearest test centre with appointments available.

Anyone who doesn't have access to the internet can call 119 to book a test.

Hands, face, space

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There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least two metres apart - or one metre with a face covering or other precautions

 NHS COVID-19 app 

The NHS COVID-19 app is available to download for free in England and Wales. It is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community. 

The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in.  

Download NHS COVID-19 android app This link opens in a new browser windowDownload NHS COVID-19 Apple app This link opens in a new browser window

See the below video for more information about the NHS COVID-19 app. 

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms 

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus, get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result. 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are: 

  • A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 
  • A new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) 
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal 

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms. 

What to do if you have symptoms 

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus: 

  • Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible 
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result - only leave your home to have a test 

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result. 

If you are worried about your symptoms or are not sure what to do, use the NHS 111 online service.  

Getting a coronavirus test 

If you need a coronavirus test, you must book using the government's website. Only book a test if you have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get tested. This will help make sure people who need a test can get one. 

Advice for the Nepali community

The Cambridge GP practice in Aldershot has produced a video giving coronavirus advice for the local Nepali community.

You can view the video on YouTube.

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