Covid-19 Advice and Support
If you or a member of your household has symptoms of COVID-19 and you have been advised to self-isolate then please use the NHS 111 Online service to access a self-isolation note for your emplyer. A link to this can be found below.
Prescription Collection and Shopping Support
For those patients that have been identified as 'High Risk' by NHS England and have therefore been advised to 'Shield' or self isolate for 12 weeks we understand that ordering and collecting prescriptions, along with being able to access food supplies can be a concern. Below is a list of local services offering support with this;
- NHS App- download the NHS App to order your repeat prescriptions online.
- FACT (shop and drop service) 01354 661234
- Chatteris Community Car Scheme (collecting shopping and prescriptions) Chatteris 07944 814156 Wimblington 07563 782938 Doddington 07944 814156
- AAA Motorcycles (collecting prescriptions) 07384746025
Community pharmacies will deliver medication to those patients who are shielding as advised by NHS England there will be no charge for this.
Information for groups of people
Support for anyone who is self isolating
01354 654321 - is open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 12noon on Saturday
Age UK - Coronavirus information hub and practical ways you can help older people: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/
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Advice for Parents
Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.
Some useful advice for parents caring for sick children at home can be found by clicking on the PDF below
ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/
Support for Children and Young People
There are a wide range of services available to help support the emotional and mental wellbeing of our Children and Young People along with resources such as pictures, books and videos to support parents in explaining Covid-19 and the changes it has made to our lives.
We particuarly like Nurse Dotty Books; https://nursedottybooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf
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. https://youngminds.org.uk
Information for safeguarding children, families and vulnerable adults
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
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.
The PDF below contains links to many more free suport services.
Emotional and Mental Wellbeing Support for Adults
The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on all of our lives, and therefore caused many stresses and anxieties. It is OK to feel like this, and there are many rescources and services out there offering support. We have tried to gather these together and many of which can be found below:
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk
SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-and-covid-19
IRISi interventions: irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/
Free online CBT course: https://llttf.com/
CPFT Psychological Wellbing Service 0300 300 0055 or refer online at https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/services/pws/psychological-wellbeing-service.htm
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis then please call NHS 111 and select option 2
Pets and Coronavirus
A dog can be great for companionship but during self isolation anxieties can arise if you are unable to supply them with the exercise they are used to.
Click here for some useful advice and guidance on walking someone elses dog during the outbreak of Covid-19.
Click here for some top tips on keeping you and your pets safe.
With gyms closed, restrictions on daily exercise outside the home and self isolation, getting adequate exercise can be challenging so we have put together some useful links to websites aimed at all age groups to help overcome this.
10 minute exercises at home
Chair Based Exercises