Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus protect yourself and others

Updated: 30 March 2020

The situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly. 

To keep yourself updated with trusted information see these websites:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

 

For information on routine outpatient appointments and in-patient visiting hours at our local hospitals please visit:

 

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  

Medicines information

The documents below have more information on what to do to ensure that you have your medication during the outbreak.

 

Links with further information:

• National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources/information.aspx


• Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf


• Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/


• Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/


• Carers UK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19


• Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables


• Amaze - information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/


• Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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