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Coronavirus - What You Need to Know

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

The Borough Council has well thought-out Business Continuity Plans in place to try and ensure we can carry on delivering our services to residents.

Our partners in the police, fire and rescue and health services have similar plans.

This coronavirus section on our website will be used to keep you informed about developments or changes that the Borough Council introduces as circumstances alter.

We have also included on this page some “trusted source” websites where you can get the most accurate, detailed and up-to-date information on coronavirus whether you are a resident or a business.

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce - Coronavirus toolkit

Coronavirus - Business advice

Following the latest advice and Government instructions Brampton Museum and Jubilee2 Leisure centre is closed until further notice Coronavirus - Jubilee2 advice for customers.


Coronavirus Recycling and Waste

Disposal of used tissues and disposable wipes.

This is a short video to show residents how to safely dispose of their used tissues and disposable cloths/wipes during the current coronavirus outbreak.



Individuals with confirmed COVID-19 who have been assessed as suitable for self-isolation can store their personal waste (e.g.; used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths) securely within disposable bags. When appropriate, these bags should be removed and placed into another bag and securely tied or sealed and kept separate from other wastes. This must be stored for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual domestic or household rubbish bin. Other household rubbish can be disposed of as normal."

The principle behind this is that after 72 hours outside the body the virus is no longer viable and the relevant waste (suitably double bagged) can be put into household rubbish and collected as normal.

It is only the waste that is heavily contaminated, such as tissues that have been coughed in and cleaning cloths that may also be heavily contaminated that are required to be double bagged and quarantined for 72 hours, regular household rubbish and recycling should be treated as normal.

COVID-19: cleaning in non-healthcare settings - Public Health England


Last updated 21 March 2020

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