If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice. For the latest information and guidance please refer to the UK Government website.
Please see our COVID Vaccination message.
Unity Recruiting an Army of Volunteers!
Could you play a part in defeating the coronavirus and be a COVID HERO?
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Well-being while staying at home
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.
If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.
Get urgent support now from Every Mind Matters
To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.
Support for the bereaved
Scams advice during coronavirus outbreak
Advice for Parents
Test and Trace
This is an important letter to share some information on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible.
Returning to School
Should I send my child to school?
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Actor Hugh Bonneville voices audio for Nosy Crow’s coronavirus book for children
Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested – GOV.UK
For guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available. COVID-19 – Getting tested
Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions
- Macmillan – Cancer and coronavirus
- Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma
- Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer
- Diabetes UK – Coronavirus and diabetes
- Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with kidney disease
Support for the employed
For employers – We are receiving requests from patients who need to provide evidence to their employer that they are at higher risk from COVID-19. We are unable to provide specific advice as we are not an occupational health service but we have a letter that can be downloaded (see below).
Support for self-employed
Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19
Advice for Vulnerable Patients
- Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people
- How to get support for extremely critical vulnerable person
- Advice for people at higher risk – those who are 70 or older, are pregnant or have a condition that increases the risks from coronavirus.
- Pregnancy advice
Local Help & Support
Andover Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
- Government guidance around those experiencing Domestic Abuse
- National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
- Rape Crisis England & Wales 0808 802 9999
- NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000 – If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support
- Childline 0800 1111 – Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry
- Italk,your local talking therapy service If you’ve been feeling down or overwhelmed lately, our guided self-help options empower you to get back on track.MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on “Coronavirus and your wellbeing”
- YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about Coronavirus
- ICON: Babies cry: You can cope
- SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID
Recovering from COVID-19
Watch the video below to see how you can ease your recovery from a COVID-19 infection.