COVID-19 Support Information for individuals
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
- Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
See more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus - Follow guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19
Am I eligible for Covid-19 testing: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested?
Vulnerable Person support information:
If you need to get support as an extremely vulnerable person, information is here:
Kirklees Council - how can you help - Click here for more information from Kirklees Council.
Kirklees Together - click here for the latest news covering updates on Covid-19, managing waste,schools, paying rent and more.
KIRKLEES COUNCIL SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS
People across Kirklees' s communities are unable to work at the moment, leading to financial uncertainty and hardship and making it tougher to afford basic necessities such as food.Please see below a summary of the help that is available for Kirklees families, from the benefits system through to support within our local communities.
Visit the https://www.betteroffkirklees.org.uk/#/home website see which benefits you may be entitled to, and for help with applying.
See the Kirklees Council website to find out whether you qualify for free school meals :
Kirklees Local Welfare Provision scheme helps vulnerable people in short-term crisis with food and essential items:
Coronavirus help and advice web page shows the range of local organisations who can help:
Kirklees also have a web page all about financial support · https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/…/covid19-financial-hardship.as….
OpenEars: A pastoral care/ emotional support team for Kirklees Covid-19 Volunteers. They have a fantastic team of 12 experienced "listeners" ready to help. Click here for more information
Useful phone numbers:
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565
Want the right information about Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and not mis-information?
Authoritative sources of information click here
Further Authoritative sources of information on Covid-19
Government specific guidance on range of topics for health professionals and other organisations https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance
Additional information can also be found under Topics on Almondbury Information Facebook group
The video below is from Kirklees Council on the topic of Safeguarding.