This post has national guidelines for Coronavirus (Covid-19) with links to further information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Benefit & Money Advice
Citizens Advice Brandon
Telephone – 01842 818202 – Website – https://suffolkwestcab.org.uk/
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
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/