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Please follow the web link for more information https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing

Covid-19 Coronavirus Adur & Worthing Council support for vulnerable patients

Adur & Worthing council are coordinating support for vulnerable people.

They have set up a web form which people can fill in or someone can fill it in on their behalf.  There is a phone line as well but they are asking for this to only be used by anyone who can’t use the internet as they have minimal resource to answer calls.

The web form goes through a series of welfare questions and once complete, will be passed to a local team of responders who will contact them to offer whatever support they need.

This is the link to the web form https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/coronavirus/community-support/

In addition – people in the most vulnerable group (those that had a letter) are being supported by West Sussex County Council.  Patients who thinks they should be in that group but they did not get a letter, they can register as ‘extremely vulnerable’ via this link


Covid-19 Adur & Worthing Council Support for Vulnerable Patients

Register for support

There is an online form and phone line to enable people to get in touch with us for help and support. This will prioritise those who might not be in a position to ask for help or have any friends, neighbours and families.

Community support will include help with food, guidance with money (including welfare benefit claims), having someone to talk to, mental health support, safety advice, for example avoiding ‘scams’, and support with accessing digital services.  


The current ‘lock down’ can further compound the pressure on a number of people, whether it be socially, physically or mentally. Now is the ideal time for us all to take moment to look around and check on our neighbours, have you not seen your neighbours curtains open for a day or so? Is there a build up of post in their letter box?  If so why not knock on their door and check on them (whilst observing social distancing of course)

Maybridge Community Church, the Mutual Aid and Field Place Residents Association and working together to support the local community, please click on the link to find out more, it is fantastic to see the local community supporting one another.  




Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.
Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Here is some advice to help: covid19_advice_for_parents_when_child_unwell_or_injured_poster (1)

Click HERE for information in different languages – COVID-19 Translated Resources



COVID and increased risks – pregnant BAME women – click HERE for leaflet



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Click HERE for the Refuge National Helpline

Click HERE for a link to a Hand Signal Video

Silent Solutions Guide – What to do if you need urgent police help through the 999 service, but can’t speak


Advice for Managing Covid-19 Coronavirus at Home

10 Top Tips

Early recognition – any new continuous cough or fever (temperature ≥37.8oC) could be COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Don’t panic – most people will be able to self-manage without contacting 111. Everyone needs to follow simple steps to reduce their symptoms and avoid infecting others.

Get educated – If you think you have symptoms then you should go online to check your symptoms using  NHS 111 online  DO NOT go to the GP practice or A&E. Only phone 999 if you feel it is an emergency. Telephone 111 only if you cannot access the Internet. If you have to phone 111, be aware that there may be quite a wait but it is important to hang on for as long as it takes for them to answer.

Self-isolate – stop the virus spreading by self-isolating for 7 days from the onset of symptoms and follow information on NHS Self Isolation on how to do this. Effective self-isolation will stop your friends and family getting infected (see picture). You do not need to contact your GP or 111 in order to self-isolate. You are not required to produce a sick certificate (Med3) in order to self-isolate You can now print off an automated sick note from the 111 Coronavirus site to cover up to 14 of days self-isolation. https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Rest, paracetamol (not ibuprofen or aspirin) and plenty of fluids are crucial especially with fever – Avoid alcohol. Water, diluted juice or fruit juice are ideal.  Aim for regular clear or mildly yellow urine and to be able to pee every 4 hours, except when asleep at night. If you have not passed urine in over 4 hours, have dark yellow urine, feel thirsty or dizzy on standing then there is a high chance you are dehydrated and you need to drink lots more as a priority.

Food is less important than fluids – if able to eat, have lots of fruit and vegetables as these will help your immune system fight the infection.

Stop certain medications – some drugs are unsafe when you are unwell, especially ones to lower your blood pressure, and anti-inflammatories. Look at the ‘Sick Day Rules’ card for more information (below).

Get support – call family/friends/community members and ask them to deliver supplies. However, people in the same house as you do need to self-isolate even if they have no symptoms.

For children follow advice from When Should I Worry Website

You can return to work after 7 days if you are improving but do not need to be symptom free. Contact 111 if you are not improving after 7 days.

Diabetics should also refer to the diabetic sick day rules available on the Diabetes UK website




1. Is it really safe to stop shielding?
We have been clear that each step towards relaxing the shielding guidance should be taken carefully. People classed as clinically extremely vulnerable are still at risk of severe illness if they catch Coronavirus and should continue to take precautions, but the risk of catching Coronavirus is now sufficiently low, the Government believe that the time is now right to further relax the advice. The latest epidemiological data from the ONS COVID-19 Infection Survey shows that the chances of encountering Coronavirus in the community has continued to decline. Four weeks ago, on average only one person in 500 had the virus. Last week it was less than one in 1700. In addition, a test and trace system is now in place, including within schools, and there are robust measures in place to manage potential areas of higher risk.

2. Can I keep shielding if I want to?
The guidance for those classed as clinically extremely vulnerable continues to be advisory, and we have no plans to enforce it, so you can continue shielding if you want to. However, centrally provided food boxes and the Medicines Delivery Service will only be available while the advice is to shield, which is currently until the end of July.
Beyond July, NHS Volunteer Responders can continue to help with collecting food shopping and medicines deliveries. Simply call NHS Volunteer Responders on 0808 196 3646 (8 am to 8pm) to access this support.

3. Can I go to all my hospital appointments now?
The NHS is preparing to gradually increase some important face-to-face services, but only where this can be done safely. Hospitals and other health facilities have been asked to put extra planning and protection in place for people who are at highest risk from Covid-19. These measures should be discussed with you in advance.
Where possible, appointments will be offered using remote services such as a video or phone consultation. If you do need to attend hospital for planned (non-emergency) care, you will be asked to take some steps to ensure you can get the care you need in an environment that keeps you safe, as well as staff and other patients.
 • Admissions (including day surgery): if you are being admitted to hospital, you and any members of your household will be asked to isolate at home for 14 days prior. Where possible, you may be asked to complete a test within 72 hours before going to hospital. If you are unable to isolate effectively or be tested before coming to hospital, your admission may be rescheduled. This will be determined by your care team using clinical judgement and in consultation with you. Admissions teams will give you all the information you need when booking you.
 • Outpatient appointments: you should only attend your outpatient appointment if you have no symptoms of Coronavirus. While at the hospital/health facility, it is important that you comply with normal social distancing requirements.

4. Can I return to work?
Until the end of July, if you have been able to work at home, you should continue to do so. At this time, we do not advise clinically extremely vulnerable individuals to attend their place of
work (workplace/’onsite’) if this requires them to leave their home. This guidance remains advisory.
From 1 August the Government is planning to further relax advice to those shielding, bringing it in line with the advice to the clinically vulnerable group. This means that if they are unable to work from home but can work on site, they should do so, provided the business is COVID-safe.

5. What if I don’t want to return to work?
You should look to come to an agreement with your employer and understand their specific policies around health and safety and workplace attendance, especially in relation to COVID-19.
If you have concerns about your health and safety at work, you can raise them with any union safety representatives, or ultimately with the organisation responsibility for enforcement in your workplace, either the Health and Safety Executive or your local authority.
You can get advice on your specific situation and your employment rights by visiting the Acas website https://www.acas.org.uk/contact or calling the Acas helpline, 0300 123 1100.

6. I still need help with my food shopping?
Those in receipt of centrally provided food boxes, who continue to need help, will receive this support while they are advised to shield, until the end of July. This will give those shielding the time to adapt to advice that visiting shops, including supermarkets, is likely to be as safe as when they stopped these usual daily activities, provided they follow social distancing advice.
Beyond July, NHS Volunteer Responders can continue to help with collecting food shopping. Simply call NHS Volunteer Responders on 0808 196 3646 (8 am to 8pm) to access this support.
The Government also continues to support the use of priority delivery slots to help the clinically most vulnerable where possible. Priority delivery slots are at the discretion of supermarkets, but we can confirm that seven supermarkets have given access to priority supermarket delivery slots that will continue beyond the end of July for those already signed up for support.

7. Can my children go back to school?
From 1 August the Government is planning to further relax advice to those shielding, bringing it in line with the advice to the clinically vulnerable group. This means that children can return to school/nursery. Where possible children should maintain social distancing and try and practise good, frequent hand washing. The latest advice can be found on GOV.UK.

8. When might you bring shielding back?
The latest scientific evidence shows that the chances of encountering Coronavirus in the community has continued to decline. The Government regularly monitors this position and if the rates of infection in the community rise, then it may be necessary to advise that more restrictive measures should be taken.

9. What is the guidance for the clinically vulnerable?
Public safety throughout this period is the Government’s top priority – this includes keeping safe society’s most vulnerable. We advise those who are clinically vulnerable to follow the Staying Alert and Safe social distancing guidance available on the gov.uk website. The advice is to stay at home as much as possible and, if you do go out, take particular care to minimise contact with others outside your household or support bubble. By this we mean always staying 2m apart from others outside your household or support bubble, avoiding crowds, and keeping your hands and face as clean as possible.

10. Is the letter I’ve received real, telling me that I don’t need to shield anymore?
The letter you have received is from Government, signed by Matt Hancock and Robert Jenrick. This letter will have arrived between 24 and 26 June. You can find a copy of the letter online at gov.uk.

11. Where can I find accessible or alternative formats of my shielding letter?
Translated, BSL and easy read versions of the letter can soon be found at gov.uk. If a patient is blind or partially sighted they can access audio or braille formats by calling the RNIB helpline at 0303 123 9999.


Please see information on the Public Health website –


What is coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Wuhan novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

If you develop symptoms

If you develop a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, you should continue to follow the advice above. Please do not leave your home until you been given advice by a clinician. Please visit the 111 website HERE for more advice.


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Post-Covid Recovery information 

Click here for more details: https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/

Patient Leaflet can be downloaded HERE