If you or someone you know is self-isolating or practicing social distancing, here’s a handy poster you can print off and pop on the door.

self isolating poster

As news and advice changes regularly regarding the Coronavirus situation, the NHS website has advice and information which is updated regularly.  If you’re not sure or concerned about anything please refer to the following link.

Benefits and Coronavirus

If you’re worried about paying bills, benefits you’re entitled to or getting essential shopping. Disability Rights UK have some information which might help. Perhaps you’re not sure of the help that’s available.   Whatever your question you might find the answer here.

Turn2Us Read their latest guidance here.

Citizens Advice also have benefits information here.

Money Saving Expert – Martin has loads of good advice here.

If you have a medical condition which makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), register letting them know whether or not you need support.

You may have received a letter from the NHS telling you that you’re clinically extremely vulnerable, or been contacted by your GP or hospital clinician. If this has not happened, contact your GP or clinician after you register with this service.

It may take time for any support offered through this service to arrive. Wherever possible you should continue to rely on friends, family and wider support to help you meet your needs.

You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else here.

This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers. If you live in a residential care setting guidance is available.

New health alert service launched with WhatsApp

At today’s briefing, the WHO announced the launch of a messaging service in conjunction with partners WhatsApp and Facebook. The service, available only in English for now, has the potential to reach 2 billion people and help get reliable information to those who need it.

The service can be accessed through a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp or by sending “hi” to the number 0041798931892. Once a conversation is activated, users can access a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19.

Stay up to date on the following websites.