Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for residents

How to keep up with the latest on the COVID alert levels and what to do if you have symptoms.

Coronavirus mobile testing unit

There will be a coronavirus mobile testing unit available in the Napier Gardens car park, North Camp on the following dates:

  • 27 and 28 October
  • 4 to 6 November
  • 28 to 30 November

If you have coronavirus symptoms and need to get a test, you should be offered the North Camp mobile unit when you go to book one.

You must must book a test using the government's website. Anyone who doesn't have access to the internet can call 119 to book a test.

Hands, face, space

Hands, face, space banner
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

Local COVID alert levels

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Medium level graphic banner Every area across the country has a local COVID alert level. There are three local COVID alert levels, medium, high and very high. Sometimes these are called 'tiers' or known as a 'local lockdown'.  

Farnborough and Aldershot are currently at the medium COVID alert level.  

Find out more about the medium COVID alert level on GOV.UK.  

You can also check the alert level of your area by using the postcode checker on GOV.UK. After entering your postcode, you can find out more information about what you can and cannot do. 

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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