[updated Tuesday 6 October 2020]
Latest guidance on Coronavirus (Covid-19)
There is a lot of misinformation online. Please use the Government’s latest guidance on Coronavirus. The Government’s Coronavirus Information Service is available on WhatsApp – simply add 07860 064422 to your contacts to get alerts.
The new NHS COVID-19 app is now available. It is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from Coronavirus. The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community. Download the free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Got symptoms? Get a free test
If you have even one of the symptoms of coronavirus you can now get a free test.
Please see our dedicated health and wellbeing pages for tenants for more information and resources.
Future Learn has a range of free online courses to help you develop tools and strategies to improve mental wellbeing – including understanding depression and anxiety, young people’s mental health and digital wellbeing.
Arts and crafts activities can support good mental health, especially if you are self-isolating. The No Cold Shoulder project offers free creative wellbeing packs. Call Lea or Sydney on 01953 713390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For support and advice, to our domestic abuse webpage.
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is available 24/7. The Pandora Project offers an online live chat service Monday to Friday, 1-3pm – for adults and children affected by domestic abuse in West and North Norfolk.
Exercise is a good way to keep fit and healthy and support your mental wellbeing.
Our Facebook page has more helpful ideas, information and prize competitions for all the family.
The Norfolk Assistance Scheme can provide help with cash, food or white goods. It can also help with shopping or collecting medication.
EarlyHelpHub (Loddon, Chedgrave, Hales, Heckingham, Langley, Hardley or Norton) offer services such as picking up urgent supplies and prescriptions, posting mail or making a friendly phone call. Contact EarlyHelpHubSouth@S-Norfolk.gov.uk or telephone 01508 533933
If you’re caring for someone aged 18+ it’s important you get a carer’s emergency card. This will ensure that that person will be safe if you’re caught up in an emergency.
Universal Credit and other benefits
Please see the official Government information and advice on Coronavirus and claiming benefits.
Money Advice Hub have created a useful Coronavirus advice page.
If you have lost your job due to the Coronavirus situation, you can find temporary vacancies on the Indeed jobs website.
Beware of scams!
Be careful of scammers who are taking advantage of people’s fears and worries about Coronavirus – for example, selling virus ‘testing’ kits or offering to collect shopping or prescriptions. Call 0300 123 2040 to report a scam. To protect yourself or someone you know who might be vulnerable, you can complete online scams awareness session to become a Friend Against Scams.
Support and resources for parents, carers or students learning at home: