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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

Anyone can spread the virus. Stay alert.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

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:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

 

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.

Chat, a new service from C&K Careers for 13-24 year olds and their parents.
They understand times are unsettling, so they’ll support you to figure out your next steps and if they can’t help they’ll find someone who can. Whatever is on your mind, get information, advice, support and guidance on the phone, by email or Facebook chat from careers advisers. Monday to Friday 9am- 5pm and Thursday 9am – 8pm.
Call 01484 213856
Facebook @CKCareers

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 :

https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/schools/free-school-meals.aspx

Kirklees Local Welfare Provision scheme helps vulnerable people in short-term crisis with food and essential items:

https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/…/…/local-welfare-provision.aspx·

Coronavirus help and advice web page shows the range of local organisations who can help:

https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/…/coronavirus-help-in-your-comm…

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 advice https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

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 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/347815492386240/

 

Safeguarding:

The video below is from Kirklees Council on the topic of Safeguarding.