Coronavirus – National Guidelines

Coronavirus. Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

This post has national guidelines for Coronavirus (Covid-19) with links to further information.

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Read the latest NHS advice for everyone.

Read the latest Government advice on working safely.

Read the latest Government advice on safer public spaces.

Read the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation


Government Resources

Here are some general resources about Coronavirus (Covid-19) which have been produced to support people with a learning disability and their families and carers, but that apply to us all.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Useful Information

Compiled by Weeting Parish Council and reproduced with their kind permission. 18th March 2020.

Health Services

Telephone – 111

Website – https://111.nhs.uk/

If you have symptoms of Coronavirus you are advised to use the 111 online checker – https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

The advice is that you should only contact 111 if you are worried about your health or you have had symptoms for more than seven days.

Medication – You can go online or phone your local chemist to discuss your prescriptions being delivered to your home.

Statutory Services

If you are suspicious or concerned about someone’s safety, ring Norfolk County Council’s Adult and Children’s Social Services on 0344 800 8020.

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/protecting-someone-from-harm/help-an-adult-at-risk-of-harm/report-a-concern

Benefit & Money Advice 

Citizens Advice Brandon

Telephone – 01842 818202 – Website – https://suffolkwestcab.org.uk/

Universal Credit 

For advice on benefits and guidance for employers and businesses contact: Telephone – 0800 328 5644

Textphone – 0800 328 1344

Website – www.gov.uk/universal-credit

Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert

Website – https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/

Charities that can offer telephone and online support

The British Lung Foundation 

Telephone – 03000 030 555

Website – https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus

Silver Line – A helpline for Older People – open 24 hours a day to offer support for loneliness and isolation.

Telephone – 0800 4 70 80 90

Website – https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

Mind – The Mental Health Charity

Telephone – 0300 123 3393 – open 9 – 6 Monday to Friday

Website – www.mind.org.uk

Age UK Norfolk – offers a range of services to older people in later life.

Telephone – 0300 500 1217

Website – www.ageuk.org.uk/norfolk

The Trussell Trust – provides emergency food and support to people in crisis.

Telephone – 01722 580 180

Website – https://www.trusselltrust.org/