COVID-19 is something which has abruptly taken over everyone's day-to-day lives. I would urge everyone to follow the government's advice and stay at home.
We support individuals as 'keyworkers' within the health and social care sector, as such we are dealing with pressures like we have never before. Our staff are working hard to be as flexible in their approach as possible and we appreciate this greatly. We also appreciate the support and kind words from friends, service users and their families.
At this time we are continually reviewing our priorities daily and sometimes hourly in order to best meet the demand and needs of individuals. If you are someone we support and are worried and need to speak to someone, please call the office or email our general enquiries email.
I wish everyone well, please keep safe. I would like to reiterate that we will do whatever we can to ensure as many people are supported in the safest way possible.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a new virus strain originating in Wuhan city, China. It can cause illness as well as severe symptoms in people such as those with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long term conditions such as diabetes, cancer and respiratory problems such as asthma.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater);
And/or a new, continuous cough, which is described as;
Advanced symptoms may also include;
If you have developed Coronavirus symptoms such as a fever or new, continuous cough, you should;
If your symptoms grow worse or persist after 7 days, phone 111.
If your symptoms persist or are already serious, you should phone 111, especially if you;
The NHS Inform site contains updated information and advice for COVID-19.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) offer current information.
Many news networks offer information on what is going on with COVID-19.