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We ask everyone using council buildings, including libraries and community centres, to help continue to protect themselves and other people by being considerate and following these everyday precautions:

  • choose to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people
  • keep going with hand hygiene – wash your hands often and carry hand sanitiser leave space between you and others
  • check in to venues with the NHS app

This is because we are still in a pandemic, and it is still possible to catch and pass on the virus even if you’ve been fully vaccinated.

We follow the government’s latest guidance to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers, residents, and our staff. If staff become ill or need to self-isolate, this affects services that Portsmouth people rely on.

We closely review government guidance as it becomes available and balancing this with the needs of our services

Risk assessments are in place for all our buildings, including spaces used by the public, and for how we deliver our services. These are regularly reviewed to take account of changing guidance to help prevent the virus spreading.