COVID-19 Useful Patient Information

Dear Patient

Please find below a list of resources which you may find useful:

Government and NHS guidance

Whilst we will endeavour to keep our website up to date, there are a number of official sources of advice and information, which you will find useful to check:

NHS coronavirus advice for everyone – general advice about coronavirus, relevant to everyone.

NHS 111 coronavirus service – if you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature or a new continuous cough) do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. Instead use the NHS 111 coronavirus advice service.

Staying at home and away from others (social distancing) – the single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home.

Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people – guidance for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers.

Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people – guidance for everyone in the UK, including children and protecting older people and vulnerable people.

Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection – stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.

NHS self isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms  NHS advice on self isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus.

Information about coronavirus in different formats

Staying at home and away from others guidance translated – read guidance in various different languages

Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people translated  – read this guidance, which is relevant to everyone, in various different languages

Coronavirus (easy read) – easy read advice about coronavirus

BBC easy to read information about coronavirus – information on staying at home and protecting yourself from coronavirus

Mencap coronavirus information leaflet – Mencap easy read information about coronavirus

Advice for employers and employees

Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

Mental health and wellbeing

Every Mind Matters – Coronavirus and Mental Health – expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing  – you might be finding the current situation difficult or stressful. Here are suggestions for things you can try that could help your wellbeing.

Mental health and wellbeing  – support if you’re feeling anxious, stressed or depressed.