INFORMATION AND ADVICE 

For the most up to date information about COVID-19 be sure to check Gov.uk.


Coronavirus Test in Bury

How to get a test

SEE HERE (Bury Council)


CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE:

Childline  – Information for young people

NSPCC – Advice and support for parents and carers

‘What is the Coronavirus’  –Leaflet (for young children)

CAMHS Self-help Guides 

Supporting young people with anxiety & other resources 


Dentist 

How to get a dentist during Covid-19


DOMESTIC ABUSE:

Support for victims of domestic abuse

What is domestic abuse and how can I get support?

Domestic Violence & Abuse guidance: Covid-19


GENERAL:

Flu vaccination 

Public Health England 

Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

NHS general advise

Bury Council (COVID-19): Updates and advice

How to wear and make a cloth face covering


SUBSTANCE MISUSE (Recovery service) 

Achieve 


STRESS/WELLBEING/MENTAL HEALTH:

Stress and Wellbeing 

Kooth.com  – free online counselling and emotional health and wellbeing platform


VACCINE 

When it’s my turn, who will contact me?

Our GP Practices are very busy dealing with routine and urgent work, in addition to the rollout of the local vaccination programme.

Vaccination is by invitation only and you will be contacted when it is your turn.  Depending on the priority group you are in, you may be contacted by your GP Practice by letter, phone or text message which will include a link to book an appointment, or you may receive a letter from the NHS.

Please do not contact your GP Practice about the vaccine before then.

I’m due my second dose, when will I be contacted?

The second dose of the vaccine is given around 12 weeks after the first dose, and you will be contacted to book an appointment when the time is right. If you haven’t been contacted by week 11, please contact your GP Practice.

Bury Council – Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (NHS website)

Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine   (updated 13th January 2021)

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has started in the UK. Health services are vaccinating with the Covid-19 vaccine. If you are in a priority group eligible for vaccination, you will be contacted to book an appointment.


VOLUNTEERING:

NHS Volunteering 

Volunteer to support COVID-19

How to help safely  


VULNERABLE PEOPLE:

Bury Community Hubs – support for vulnerable people

Information other languages 

SignHealth have translated information from Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care 

Easy read hand washing guide 

Aphasia Easy Read – not only useful for people with aphasia but anyone in our communities who might have difficulty engaging with the standard messages


Changes to advice and information


Last updated on 5 January 2021

To help stop the spread of coronavirus, the government is advising everyone to stay at home from 5 January 2021. You should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. To check the latest Government guidance please visit Gov.uk.

What is social distancing?

Social distancing refers to limiting face-to-face contact with others as much as possible. The Government’s most up to date advice can be found here.

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

READ MORE HERE

Healthwatch England 6th Jan 21