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Coronavirus UK (COVID-19)

This page collects together information and updates to help partners respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

# Click here for the latest government advice and updates #

NSAB COVID-19 Advice poster | For those who are self-isolating

NSAB COVID-19 Advice poster | For mutual aid groups

Thank you to Opening Doors for sharing these easy read documents:

Easy Read Coronavirus | My plan for being safe and staying in (Opening Doors)

Easy Read Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated 12.03.2020

Easy Read Coronavirus | Poster (01) - How to stay safe

Easy Read Coronavirus | Poster (02) - Coronavirus and health issues

Easy Read Coronavirus | Poster (03) - What if you get ill?

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Coronavirus scam alert

Coronavirus scams

The National Trading Standards Scam Team have produced a social media pack alongside their press release and a letter template on Coronavirus scams. 

Please share this material (including the infographic) that has been designed on show to protect yourself and others from coronavirus scams.

Click here for:

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Care homes

Public Health England has produced guidance residential care providers which covers key messages to support planning and preparation in the event of an outbreak or widespread transmission of COVID-19.

Click here for: COVID-19: guidance on residential care provision (Updated 19 March 2020).

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GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service WhatsApp

This new FREE to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services. To use the FREE GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

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Useful information: Social distancing/isolation and older people 

COVID-19 and the consequences of isolating the elderly | The Lancet Public Health (published 19 March 2020)

COVID-19 vs Social Isolation
This British Society of Gerontology article which looks at the impact technology can have on communities, social connections and citizens during this period of social distancing, with a particular emphasis on older people. Click here to read: COVID-19 vs social isolation by Hannah R. Marston, Charles Musselwhite, & Robin Hadley.

Also of interest:

A guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty (Psychology Tools)

 

Update from GYROS -  a culturally diverse human rights-based service, giving immigration-informed advice, which enables people to live safely and legally as equals, and thus maximise their potential.

Gyros Flyer for Professionals