As you are aware we face unprecedented changes to our daily lives due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we are working on new ways to stay in touch, so we can start to develop these plans.
We have compiled the following information which may be helpful for you during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus is a serious respiratory condition. It is spread by personal contact, including with people who may have the virus without being aware of it. There is no vaccine or cure at the moment, which is why the government is trying to limit the number of people who are infected.
When do I need to stay in my home?
If you have a continuous cough and/or a high temperature you are advised not to leave your home for a set period - this is known as `self-isolation’.
If you live on your own it is advised that you do not leave your home for 7 days.
If you live with other people, every member of the household should stay home for 14 days.
When people visit your home during this time you should stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from them.
You should also keep this distance from each other as far as possible.
How can I find out what I need to know about the virus?
The best sources of information about the virus and the current advice are online at the following websites. These are being updated every day.
Health advice from the NHS:
Information on the government’s response:
For local information:
Help and advice
For help and advice for residents aged 18 + health and wellbeing related Contact Age UK Lambeth on 0207 346 6800 or [email protected] This is for anyone aged 18+.You can check out this service by visiting https://www.ageuk.org.uk/lambeth/our-services/mycommunity-lambeth/
Age UK Lambeth’s Mysocial is also changing in response to current events. In person meetings are being cancelled but staff will stay in contact with Mysocial members by phone etc. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/lambeth/get-involved/together/
https://www.facebook.com/AgeUKLambeth/ Mainly information for older people
http://mysocial.london/lambeth-home/ social events, primarily meet ups
Other social networking sites for older people.
https://www.silversurfers.com/forum/ lifestyle and social network
https://www.olderiswiser.com/ information and networking site for older people
https://www.gransnet.com/forums like Mumsnet
https://twitter.com/50plusinfobus twitter based information site
Covid 19 Mutual Aid group
Volunteers, requests and offers for help
Covid 19 Mutual Aid Whatsapp group