Health advice

If you think you have coronavirus

Follow the latest NHS guidance if you, or anyone in your household has:

  • a high temperature
  • a new or continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy, minor injury unit or hospital.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

NHS coronavirus advice

If someone in your household has or may have coronavirus

If you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms.

NHS coronavirus self-isolation guidance

Staying safe if you are at high risk

You may be at high risk of severe illness from coronavirus if you’ve had an organ transplant, certain types of cancer, a severe long-term condition, a low immune system, or pregnant. Please check the government advice on the at-risk categories.

If you are at high risk, you will be contacted by the NHS by Sunday 29 March 2020. Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – please wait to be contacted.

Government information on increased risk groups

If you are at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, there are extra things you should do to avoid catching it.

These include:

  • not leaving your home – you should not go out to do shopping, visit friends or family, or attend any gatherings
  • avoiding close contact with other people in your home as much as possible

Government information on increased risk groups

If you need help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food, you can register to get coronavirus support https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Looking after your wellbeing

Exercising at home

The NHS have some easy equipment-free fitness routines which are great to do at home.

NHS at home workouts

Mental wellbeing

It’s natural to feel anxious during times of uncertainty, it is important to maintain your mental wellbeing. The NHS Every Mind Matters website has some useful guidance and tips.

NHS Every Mind Matters

Healthwatch South Gloucestershire

For health information, community support or just a chat in this difficult time, a local charity  Healthwatch South Gloucestershire are happy to help. You can contact them via phone on 07944 373235 between 9:00 – 15:00 Monday to Friday, follow them on twitter  or facebook.

 

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic and sexual, abuse and violence is not acceptable. If you or someone you know is a victim, report it and get help. This page provides information on support available and how to report an incident of domestic violence.

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