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Coronavirus in Oldham borough council area

by Garth Harkness on 28 July, 2020

Rise in cases of Coronavirus across Oldham Borough-avoid a local lockdown

This includes all areas of Oldham borough council area- Saddleworth, Shaw, Crompton, Royton,Chadderton, Failsworth

The numbers of people testing posoitive for coronavirus in Oldham has increased significantly over the last week.

We have seen 119 cases in the seven days to 25 July. By comparison the week ending 17 July saw just 26 positive cases.

This means a current rate 50.2 positive tests per 100,000 versus 10.2 per 100,000 the week before.

Coronavirus is circulating throughout the Borough with positive cases in all areas of Oldham, 

From today people in Oldham must ensure they:

  • Do not make social visits to friends or family, or have visitors to their home
  • Do not visit friends or family in care homes or sheltered accommodation
  • Stick to social distancing guidelines, keeping two metres away from people not in their household or support bubble – meaning no hand shaking or hugging
  • Stay shielded for a further two weeks if they are on the shielding register

Businesses must ensure they:

  • Are doing all they can to protect employees and customers by encouraging social distancing, promoting wearing of masks where required and enabling good hygiene
  • Supporting NHS Test and Trace in containing the virus by gathering customer and visitor information

These local guidelines will remain in place for a period of two weeks and will be reviewed no later than Tuesday 11 August.

We know that effective testing is at the heart of tackling the spread of the virus. We are urging anyone who shows symptoms that may be coronavirus to book a test online.

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