COVID-19

Advice and information

Page last updated 20th March 2020.

Follow the social distancing measures that have been outlined by the NHS. Self-isolate if you, or someone in your family, has a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. Self-isolate if you are over 70, are pregnant or have any of the underlying health conditions that have been specified. Wash your hands! 

STAY AT HOME, PROTECT THE NHS, SAVE LIVES

As always, keep yourself up to date with the latest advice issued by the government, on social distancing and if and when to self-isolate:

  1. You can find the official guidance from the NHS at: nhs.uk/coronavirus

  2. You can find the official guidance from HM Government at: gov.uk/coronavirus

  3. You can join my official Facebook group for support, updates and information too, at: covid.ranil.uk

  4. You can find the official guidance on Universal Credit at: understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus

  5. You can sign up for the government's mailing list here.

  6. You can view the information, questions and answers on the web-pages using the buttons on the left (if you're on a laptop or desktop computer) or further down (if you're on your mobile).

***HEALTH WARNING: Coronavirus is contagious. Please take every precaution to ensure you are spreading only kindness. Avoid physical contact (2m distance). Wash your hands regularly. Items should be left on your doorstep. Stay at home if you or someone you live with have either: a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. Visit 111.nhs.uk if you need medical advice.***

 

Request or volunteer community help

I've been pleased and encouraged to see how much our community is spontaneously getting on with helping others and supporting vulnerable and elderly folk and those who can't look after themselves. 

For some in isolation in their own homes, however, there may be no way for them to get support and they will need their food and medication delivered. That's why I have set up the form further down this page to map where vulnerable people live and to match their needs with volunteer delivered resources. Local teams, who know our area and the people in it already, are best placed to help. 

So, whether you need some assistance or can offer to volunteer any of your time, please scroll down and do fill it out and share it with anyone else you know can help or might need it.

If you know of anyone in your local area who might not have access to or use the internet, you might like to print off the short flyer, below, and pop it through their door too.

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Do you need, or can you offer, help?

I NEED help

I can OFFER help
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***HEALTH WARNING: Coronavirus is contagious. Please take every precaution to ensure you are spreading only kindness. Avoid physical contact (2m distance). Wash your hands regularly. Items should be left on your doorstep. Stay at home if you or someone you live with have either: a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. Visit 111.nhs.uk if you need medical advice.***

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