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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID 19 update

LETTERS TO HIGH RISK PATIENTS

Patients considered to be very high risk for COVID-19 due to underlying health conditions will have received a letter from NHS Business Services or from their hospital specialist department advising them to shield (stay at home at all times and avoid any face to face contact for twelve weeks)

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/

ISOLATION NOTE

Get an isolation note by visiting https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Latest advice on coronavirus

Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111 online coronavirus assessment

visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Community Hubs

Community Hubs are now setup to support you and anyone in the community who maybe struggling to pickup and drop of medication, food or to deal with any worries or concerns you may have at this difficult time. Please call 01482 393939 or email helper@heysmilefoundation.org

Self Isolation Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Coronavirus social distancing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

Advice for Parents regarding coronavirus

Please visit https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-resources-parents-carer

COVID-19 AND SAFEGUARDING RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS

Safeguarding is everyone's business

All the surgery staff have safeguarding training and are always willing to talk to anyone concerned about the safety of a member of our community. Here are some numbers and websites which may be helpful-

Advice for and about children

If you think a child is being abused you can get advice from http://erscb.org.uk/

including how to make a confidential referral. This is the East Riding Safeguarding Children's website.

The NSPCC has lots of useful advice there website can be found at https://www.nspcc.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.

If your baby or the baby of someone you know is crying and causing distress advice can be sought at http://iconcope.org/

Childline offers support to children and young people. Their website has contact details and lots of useful support https://www.childline.org.uk/

Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

Advice if you think an adult is being abused

If you think an adult who is unable to protect themselves is being abused, use the East Riding Safeguarding Adults website http://www.ersab.org.uk You can report abuse via this website.

The Ann Craft Trust https://www.anncrafttrust.org/ has advice on safeguarding young people over 18 particularly those with a learning disability as well as what to do if you suspect a sports coach is being abusive.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse may affect any intimate relationship within a family setting. This may include the use of excessive control, coercive or threatening behaviour as well as physical abuse such as hitting or slapping someone. You can refer yourself or ask for help for someone else by contacting

East Riding Domestic Violence and Abuse Service

https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/crime-and-community-safety/domestic-violence/domestic-violence-adult-services/

Online chat service available for anyone wanting confidential support or someone to talk to online for support around domestic abuse. It is available from 10-2pm Mon - Fri and can be found on the above DVAP ERYC website.

If the risk of harm is high at the present moment ring the police on 999

Refuge, (a charity) have a 24 hour helpline accessed by ringing 0808 2000 247

Men's advice line - 0808 801 0327

The EVERYMAN Project 0207 263 8884 supports men who are violent or concerned about their violence.

SafeLives have developed specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID:

http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19

MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk

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

The Citizens Advice site www.citizensadvice.org.uk also contains wide-ranging information and self-help material

IRISi interventions: https://irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/

Adviceline 03444111444 (local rate)

Universal Credit 0800 144 8444 (freephone)

E Mail e-advice@hull-eastridingcab.org.uk