Daily COVID-19 Update from Powys Teaching Health Board on 14 May

The latest PTHB update is for local stakeholders in Powys

Stay at home:

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons (including exercise) or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Anyone can spread the virus.

Information and Guidance for the Public:
In Wales we continue to encourage everyone to Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives:

·       STAYING AT HOME: Everyone should follow the guidance on Staying at Home and Away from Others. This is available from the Welsh Government website at gov.wales/staying-home-and-away-others-guidance

·       SHIELDING: People who are clinically extremely vulnerable are advised to Shield. to serious illness. Information about Shielding is available from the Welsh Government website at gov.wales/shielding-extremely-vulnerable-people

·       SELF ISOLATION: Households with coronavirus symptoms should follow the guidance on Self-Isolation. Information about Self-Isolation is available from the Welsh Government website at gov.wales/stay-home-guidance-households-possible-coronavirus and there is a handy symptom checker at 111.wales.nhs.uk/covid19 

With guidance changing in England this week, it is important to remember that in Wales our message is still to Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives. Welsh Government has made clear that travelling to Wales to spend time in the countryside or at the coast is not allowed under Welsh law. More information about the Coronavirus Regulations in Wales is available from gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance

Essential NHS services are OPEN in Powys
Coronavirus is affecting the way we deliver your NHS services, but please remember that NHS services are still open particularly for urgent and emergency care.

Yesterday our social media channels focused on reminding people who to access urgent and essential GP, Pharmacy, Dental and Optometry (Eye Care) services.

Links to current service information are available from our website at www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/coronavirus

COVID-19 Testing for Key (Critical) Workers in Powys

COVID-19 Testing is available for key (critical) workers in Powys if there are symptoms in your household. Please do encourage key workers in your communities to access this service. Currently this includes health and care workers, education & childcare workers, emergency and national security workers, food and necessary goods, utilities workers, communication and financial services workers, local & national government workers, transport workers, other key public service workers.

400 people have already visited our online eligibility checker at www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/coronavirus-testing

COVID-19 Data

The latest information (13 May) from the Office for National Statistics indicates that 65 people from Powys have died with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 (based on registrations of death where COVID-19) mentioned on the death certificate.

The latest information (13 May) from Public Health Wales indicates 226 positive test results for Powys residents based on tests undertaken in Wales. This can only reflects people who have been tested in line with the Welsh Government's testing strategy, and the overall figure will increase as the testing programme expands. The actual figure for Powys will be slightly higher as tests in England (e.g. hospital patients) are not included in the Public Health Wales dashboard.

You can find out more about COVID-19 data from our website at www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/stayhomesavelives-covid-data

Current Programmes and Developments

 

Updates on 13 May from Welsh Government

The latest updates from Welsh Government include:

More information from Welsh Government is available from their website at https://gov.wales/coronavirus 

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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