Advice and Updates about Coronavirus
If you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, please stay at home.
- A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- A new continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you already have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- Do not go to a GP surgery, Walk in Centre, pharmacy or hospital
- Advice for people at high risk
- Information for children to help them understand what Coronavirus is, the importance of hand washing and how to help stop the virus spreading.
- Symptoms and what to do
- Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
- More information
There is separate advice about:
- Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
- staying at home if you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus
- staying at home if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus
Please note that a number of our services are changing during the current pandemic.
Before you set out to visit our services, please phone ahead to check the latest information. Please bear with us if things are different from our usual ways of working.
Translated versions of guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK, including children, and protecting older people and vulnerable people in
Looking After your Mental Health While you Have You Have To Stay At Home
Thinking about the Coronavirus outbreak can be scary and affect our mental health. While it is important to stay informed, there are also things we can do to support and manage our own wellbeing during this uncertain time. The government announced that the majority of people have to stay at home unless they are going out for essential food, health reasons or if they are classed as a key worker and need to go to work. This will mean that we will all have less contact with others and we won’t be able to take part in social activities in the same way we are used to.
Follow our list of tips for how you can look after your mental health while spending time at home.
- Every mind matters - 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus
- Find new ways to keep in touch with your family and friends. Social media, phone calls and video calls are all great ways to do this, you could try a few different ways and stick with the one that works best for you.
- Check in with others regularly if you can, especially if you live on your own.
- Avoid rumours and speculation about the virus by always looking at reputable sources for the latest information. For health advice please visit www.nhs.uk and for the government response to the outbreak please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus
- Try to find a new daily routine that starts with getting ready in the morning and involves doing things you enjoy such as reading, watching movies, exercising or learning about new things online.
- If you’re a regular social media user, consider muting or unfollowing accounts or hashtags that cause you to feel anxious or make you worry.
- Avoid increasing habits that may not be helpful in the long term, like smoking and drinking.
- Remember that this situation is difficult but it won’t last forever. Make the most of the time you have a home and look forward to things returning to normal in the near future.
- The charity Mind have a fantastic webpage looking at Coronavirus and your wellbeing which you may find helpful.
- If you feel you need some mental health support this page can guide you.
Find out about restrictions to hospital visits due to coronavirus. Please note the change on allowing people to visit their children.