During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are continuing to substantially support local people and communities.
In line with Government advice, we have stopped face-to-face contact and are relying on other ways of supporting people, such as by telephone, email, and other digital channels.
You can find out about how we are supporting people during this time here.
Protect yourself and others:
- stay at home
- only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons
- stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
- wash your hands regularly
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
Common coronavirus symptoms include:
- high temperature or fever
- a persistent cough
- shortness of breath
If you’ve developed a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital.
You should phone 111 if:
- your symptoms worsen during home isolation, especially if you’re in a high or extremely high risk group
- breathlessness develops or worsens, particularly if you’re in a high or extremely high risk group
- your symptoms haven’t improved in 7 days
If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.
Health advice can be found on NHS Inform
A free helpline can give advice if you do not have symptoms, but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.