Most of the restrictions that were introduced to deal with the spread of coronavirus in the UK have been removed, and life is returning to normal.
However, as a local authority the health and wellbeing of our residents, staff and service users is our top priority. We know that while transmission rates have fallen significantly, coronavirus is still present in our communities.
See the latest COVID-19 statistics.
We advise residents to continue to exercise a degree of caution. We suggest you wear a mask to reduce your chances of contracting the virus, and recommend you also be vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect yourself and your family.
For the latest advice and information about coronavirus, as well as guidance on how to book a vaccination or get a test, visit NHS.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19).
For the latest government guidance on tackling coronavirus, visit GOV.UK/coronavirus.
While most council services are returning to normal, you may still see council officers wearing face coverings and keeping their distance from others, particularly indoors or in crowded places.
If further outbreaks do happen, we have robust plans in place to protect residents and businesses, and make sure people who need help receive it quickly. You can find out more about our emergency planning arrangements and read our Local Outbreak Control Plan.
You can also find out about the help available if you are suffering financial hardship.