Covid-19 Q&As

Some essential safety information.

Q&A

Q. Do I need to take a lateral flow test before I go to Aldeburgh Carnival?
A. No, you’re not required to take a lateral flow test before attending the carnival, as the legal restrictions for Covid-19 have been lifted. However, it may be beneficial to take a test before travelling to the carnival as a precautionary measure.

Q. If I test positive for Covid-19, can I still go to the Carnival?
A. If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as Covid-19, and you have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until you no longer have a high temperature (if you had one) or until you no longer feel unwell.
We would advise anyone who has tested positive to be conscious of others’ safety and try to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Please refer to government guidelines for more information which can be found here. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Q. If I come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, can I still go to the Carnival?
A. If you have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please refer to government guidelines which can be found here.

Q. Do I need to take lateral flow tests with me to the Carnival?
A. You don’t need to take lateral flow tests with you to the Carnival, however you may wish to bring some with you if you have them available as a precaution.

Q. Do I need to take face coverings with me to the Carnival?
A. It’s recommended that you bring face coverings with you as a precaution in case you need one.

Q. Should I take hand sanitiser with me to the Carnival?
A. It’s recommended that you bring hand sanitiser with you.

Q. Are they testing for Covid-19 at the Carnival?
A. A testing facility will be on site on Carnival Saturday and Sunday, but not on Carnival Monday

Q. If I test positive for Covid-19 at the carnival, will I be allowed to stay?
A. We will not be testing people for Covid-19 as they come to the carnival. If you are experiencing signs and symptoms however we recommend that you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until you no longer have a high temperature (if you had one) or until you no longer feel unwell.

Q. Do I need to wear a face covering at the Carnival?
A. It is not a requirement to wear a face covering. However, we would advise everyone to be conscious of others’ safety and try to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, and recommend that you bring face coverings with you in case you need one.

Q. Will I be able to buy face coverings at the Carnival?
A. You may be able to purchase face coverings from local outlets.

Q. Will I be able to buy hand sanitiser at the Carnival?
A. You may be able to purchase hand sanitiser from local outlets.

Q. What should I do if I test positive for Covid-19 at the Carnival?
A. If you test positive for Covid-19 at the Carnival try to isolate and avoid contact with other people.
If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as Covid-19, and you have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to carry out normal activities, try to isolate and avoid contact with other people, until you no longer have a high temperature (if you had one) or until you no longer feel unwell.
To reduce the risk of spreading infection, please DO NOT visit Carnival medical services unless you are very unwell, or if you have another medical condition that requires treatment. You are advised to go home, stay hydrated and get plenty of rest.
The following actions will reduce the chance of passing on your infection to others:
· wear a well-fitting face covering made with multiple layers or a surgical face mask
· avoid crowded places or anywhere that is enclosed or poorly ventilated
· socially distance from others
· cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser after coughing, sneezing, and blowing your nose and before you eat or handle food; avoid touching your face.

Q. I have signs and symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus and want to go home, what should I do?
A. If you have signs and symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19, you must make your way home.
When leaving the Carnival, the following actions will reduce the chance of passing on your infection to others:
· wear a well-fitting face covering made with multiple layers or a surgical face mask
· avoid crowded places or anywhere that is enclosed or poorly ventilated
· socially distance from others
· cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser after coughing, sneezing, and blowing your nose and before you eat or handle food; avoid touching your face

Q. Where should I go if I test positive for coronavirus at the Carnival?
A. If you test positive for Covid-19 please DO NOT visit Carnival medical services unless you are very unwell or have another condition that requires medical attention. Please go home
Q. How do I know if I have coronavirus?
A. Symptoms of COVID-19, flu and common respiratory infections include:
· continuous cough
· high temperature, fever or chills
· loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
· shortness of breath
· unexplained tiredness, lack of energy
· muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
· not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry
· headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual
· sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
· diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick
If you experience any of these symptoms, you may wish to take a lateral flow test if you have one available.

Carnival 2023 dates

Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th and Monday 21st August 2023

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