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Information on coronavirus

Content last updated 7.57am, 19 October
Latest information on coronavirus

See latest local guidance on restrictions, social distancing and testing to help keep yourself and others safe.

Latest guidance and health advice
​Luton is classified at the ‘medium’ alert level meaning the current national guidelines apply.
 
espite this we are seeing a worrying increase in cases locally and are asking people to limit seeing people they don’t live with as much as possible. 
 
Unless we act now it is likely that the rate of infection will continue to rise. It is absolutely essential that we all follow the latest local and government guidelines.
 
Gerry Taylor
Luton’s Director of Public Health
 
See latest video message from Gerry Taylor and Lucy Hubber
Image showing 6 people from 2 households meeting outside, with a list of things that make up the rule of 6 (as listed in page)
Latest guidance and health advice
Make sure you understand and follow the latest advice to protect yourselves and others.
 
Test and Trace support payment
​Information on coronavirus Test and Trace support payment
 
Covid-19 community champions
Sign up as a Covid-19 Community Champion and help keep your friends, families and community safe
 
Advice for businesses
Find out about grants, loans, business rates relief and guidance for keeping your staff and customers safe.
 
I need financial support
Guidance on benefits, money, work and Council Tax.
 
Luton outbreak control plan
Our local outbreak control plan details how we will work together to protect the health and wellbeing of Luton’s population by preventing and managing transmission and outbreaks of COVID-19.
 
Important community information
Other important Information such as local data, advice for religious and faith groups, inter-generational households, travel advice, translated resources and other useful links.
 
Schools and educational establishments
Information on school closures and important information about Luton’s educational establishments.
 
COVID-19 cases and deaths in Luton
See the latest local data relating to Covid-19 cases and deaths in Luton. This information will be updated weekly.
 
I'm self-isolating and need support
We can put you in touch with local groups, organisations and volunteers to get the supplies you need if you're self isolating.
 
Physical and mental wellbeing
Coronavirus and its impact can create worry and stress for many people. See guidance on looking after yourself. Includes support for anyone affected by domestic abuse.
 
Information for visitors to the town centre
New changes in place in the town centre to ensure it is as safe as it can be for everyone including; new signage, floor markings and hand sanitising points.
 
Making a difference!
Read about the wonderful acts of kindness across our communities to support people through the Covid-19 crisis.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Latest updates​​

14 October

Find out about the new hotline launched to report COVID fraudsters.

13 October

New local COVID alert levels in England

The prime minister announced a new three tiered system of local COVID alert levels in England – Medium, High and Very High to address rising cases of coronavirus in the country. This will come into force on Wednesday 14 October. At the moment Luton is at medium risk, this means national restrictions continue to be in place.

12 October

Test and Trace support payment

We now have the latest information available for the Test and Trace support payment which is now live.

2 October

We have updated our coronavirus guidance page following confirmation that Luton is now classified as an ‘area of concern’.

This includes a new video message from Gerry Taylor, Luton’s Director of Public Health.

See the latest edition of e-luton with update from Gerry Taylor, public director of health.

29 September

Guidance for parents and guardians on booking tests for children

The Chief Nurse and Interim Chief Medical Officer for NHS Test and Trace have written to parents and guardians of children with guidance on when to book tests for children.
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