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)

Children & Young People domestic Abuse newsletter

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

Children & Young People domestic Abuse newsletter


FRIENDS & FAMILY:

‘Look out for each other’ from Public Health England – New campaign resources for those who are well and not at risk, on how they can safely support their friends, family and neighbours in isolation.

How to help safely  


GENERAL:

Flu vaccination 

Coronavirus advice and updates from a range of organisations 

Public Health England 

Eating and Drinking Well During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

NHS general advise

Bury Council – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updates and advice

What does shielding mean?

Stay at home leaflet

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


VOLUNTEERING:

NHS Volunteering 

Volunteer to support COVID-19


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


11th November 2020

Update guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

The new advice details further precautions those in this group can take on top of the tougher national measures being introduced.

Socialising: stay at home as much as possible, except to go outdoors to exercise or attend health appointments. People can exercise with those they live with or in their support bubble.

Work: if people cannot work from home, they should not attend work. They may be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay, Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme during this period of national measures.

School: evidence has shown there is a very low risk of children becoming very unwell from COVID-19, most children originally on the shielded patient list no longer need to be and therefore can still attend school. If they are unsure, parents should contact their child’s usual GP or hospital clinician to check whether they should still be considered clinically extremely vulnerable. If a GP or clinician has advised that a child should remain on the shielded patient list, they are advised not to attend school. Children who live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable, but aren’t themselves, should still attend school.

Going outside:avoid all non-essential travel – they should continue to travel to hospital and GP appointments unless told otherwise by their doctor. They are strongly advised not to go to any shops or to pharmacies.

The government will also be providing over £32 million to upper tier councils in England to support the clinically extremely vulnerable over the next month. It will be used to provide support, such as access to food deliveries and signposting to local support of befriending services, to the most at risk; enabling them to stay at home as much as possible over this short period.

Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/…/clinically-extremely-vulnerable…

Visiting arrangements in care homes for the period of national restrictions

The guidance applies for the period of the national restrictions beginning 5 November 2020 and supersedes previous guidance on visiting policies for care homes.

Receiving visitors is an important part of care home life. Maintaining some opportunities for visiting to take place is critical for supporting the health and wellbeing of residents and their relationships with friends and family.

The guidance sets out measures that can be put in place to provide COVID-secure opportunities for families to meet using visiting arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits.

Care home providers, families and local professionals should work together to find the right balance between the benefits of visiting on wellbeing and quality of life, and the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to social care staff and vulnerable residents

Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/…/update-on-policies-for-visiting…

Providing COVID-19 recovery care and support at home

A new guide for homecare workers and personal assistants to help people recover from COVID-19 has been published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

Produced with the Department of Health and Social Care, it sets out practical advice for managing healthcare issues experienced in recovery, such as difficulty swallowing, muscle weakness and confusion.

Find out more: https://www.scie.org.uk/…/home-care/recovering-at-home