The guidance has changed.
What can I do that I couldn’t do before?
With the new guidelines, and the introduction of local lock down levels, the govenment have updated information for the shielding patients
Taken from the Gov.uk website where further advice is available https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do
If your employer asks for a sick note visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice Click on 'get isolation note' Halfway down the page in green. When you have answered the questions and reference number will be emailed to you which is the sick note. Click here for advice if you have to stay at home: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- Your condition gets worse
- Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
The lastest information on symptoms of cornavirus infection can be found on http://nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Advice for parents during coronavirus
Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children in it rarely serious. if your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.
Whilst is it extremely important to follow Goverment advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child in unwell or injured. Remember NHS 111, GP's and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Here is some advice to help:
If your child had any of the following:
|You need urgent help:
Go to you nearest A&E or dial 999
|If your child has any of the following:
||You need to contact a doctor or nurse today:
Please ring your GP surgery or call NHS 11 by dialing 111
The NHS is wokring for you.
However, we recognise during the current coronavirus crisis at
peak times, access to a health care professional may be delayed.
If symptoms persist for 4 hours
or more and you have not been able to speak to either a GP or 111. then take your child to A&E
|If none of the above features are present:
Continue providing yor child's care at home. If you are still concerned about your child, Ring your GP Surgery or Dial 111.
Websites offering emotional well-being and support
- Call 0800 1111
Domestic Violence and Abuse Support (Contact Refuge for your rights, options and support)
- Call 0800 2000 247
ICON (Babies cry: You can cope. Advice and support for parents coping with a crying baby)
NSPCC Helpline (Worried about a child, unsure? Contact professional counsellors for help, advice and support)
- Call 0808 800 500
Samaritians (Resources and help for all ages)
- Call 116 123
Young Minds (Supports children, young people. parents and carers with their mental health and well-being)
Herts sports partnership (Workout from home)
Superbetter (Builds personal resilence and boosts physical and emotional wellbeing)
The Football Association (Staying fit at home)
21 best home exercises for men (Workout from home)