Please don’t feel alone. There is support out there. These pages have more about local help and support as well as national links to the latest advice.
The best source of up to date information is through the various NHS or government websites. Links can be found below. These are updated regularly by the NHS and Government.
Every day at 2pm the Department of Health releases a tweet with up to date figures about those who have been tested for the virus.
We have developed some additional pages to give you more information, either national or local, to help you during this time.
You should follow the NHS and Government advice. This is as follows:
Everyone must STAY AT HOME to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
Do not leave your home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Do not leave your home if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
To find out what to do, use the NHS 111 coronavirus service
To avoid spreading the Virus, DO:
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get back home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family
Unfortunately it is a sad fact that many of us are likely to suffer a bereavement during this time. If someone you love dies either of coronavirus or other causes, you can click here for more guidance.