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Use the links below to find the information you need

Keeping yourself and others safe

Now most Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, life is starting to return to normal. But Covid-19 is still circulating and there is still a risk of catching and spreading the virus. 

The government has produced guidance on how to keep yourself and others safe from coronavirus (opens in new window).

Help accessing food and other support

If you need help accessing food, medicines, financial advice or other types of support then please contact the organisations below.

  • Ready Steady Worcestershire provides information about food, activities and support available to families in Wychavon during the school holidays.
  • Here2Help is for anyone who is vulnerable and needs help but does not have family, friends and neighbours to support them. Fill in the online form and someone will get back to you shortly.

Privacy Notice

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Help with your Council Tax

If you are in financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak then we would advise you to consider making a claim for Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and apply for Council Tax Support.

More information is available on the Government’s coronavirus and claiming benefits page.

You can also spread your Council Tax payments through to March next year. 

Please contact our Revenue and Benefits team for more information by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0300 456 0560

The service is extremely busy at the moment so please bear with us if we cannot respond straight away. 

Help paying your fuel and essential bills

The Government has issued advice to people struggling to pay essential bills because of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can also visit our money advice page for further help and support.

Symptoms of Covid-19, testing and self-isolation

Covid-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called Coronavirus.

You should stay at home if you have either:

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 of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Do not leave your home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms and get a test.

Further guidance can be found using the links below:

Testing for people without Covid-19 symptoms

Rapid lateral flow testing in the community

If you live or work in Worcestershire and do not have symptoms of Covid-19, then you can get a rapid lateral flow test.

These tests will help identify the 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 who do not have symptoms and could be spreading the virus without realising.

It is recommended people carry out a lateral flow test twice a week. 

Tests can be booked with a community pharmacy, at one of Worcestershire's lateral flow testing sites or test kits can be collected to be carried out at home.

Find out more and book a lateral flow test

Anyone who tests positive must self-isolate immediately and follow the advice given by the local contact tracing team or the national test and trace service.

It is vital that people identify contacts to help stop the spread of the virus.

Anyone who has had a confirmed positive result for COVID-19 must not book a symptom free test until after 90 days from the date of the positive result.

Anyone who has symptoms should get a test via the usual route and self-isolate.

Book a Covid-19 test online if you have symptoms.

Advice on self-isolation

Advice on looking after your physical and mental health

The NHS Better Health website has links to a range of online workouts and classes as well as other tools to help you get active and look after your physical wellbeing.

You can find links to a number of different workouts on the Sport England website

Every Mind Matters has advice on looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

Supporting Wychavon's recovery from Covid-19

We have produced a Covid-19 Recovery Plan to help residents, businesses and communities to rebuild.

pdf Read Wychavon's Covid-19 Recovery Plan. (3.22 MB)