Covid-19 – Delta Variant

Covid-19 – Delta Variant

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is circulating widely. In addition to symptoms already known, this variant also causes runny eyes and nose, mild headaches and nasal congestion.

If you suffer from hay fever, the virus can mimic many of its symptoms. Do not assume it is just hay fever. It could be the Delta variant. Unless you have tested negative for Covid-19 more than twice in the last week despite these symptoms, you should stay home and call 111 for advice.

Compliance with Public Health mitigation strategies is crucial to reducing viral transmission and opportunities for the virus to mutate. Please ensure to:

  • Maintain physical distancing when possible
  • Avoid crowded places or closed settings
  • Use masks as advised; and when physical distancing is not possible
  • Keep indoor areas well ventilated
  • Maintain appropriate hand and respiratory hygiene (#CatchIt, BinIt, KillIt)
  • Adhering to stipulated isolation and quarantine guidance from the CTB