Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
This page gives useful contacts and links to help and advice during the current Corvid-19 outbreak.
The latest Government advice is as follows:
Help control the virus
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
- wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
- cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
- make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.
Guidance and Support from central government:
- Self-isolating: stay at home if you think you have coronavirus
- Stay alert : what you can and cannot do
- Staying safe outside your home
- Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own
- Shielding: protecting yourself if you're clinically extremely vulnerable
- Unpaid carers: supporting friends and family
Advice from your borough
- Kensington and Chelsea dedicated web portal
- Westminster Coronavirus (COVID-19) - advice and information pages
- Hammersmith & Fulham - Coronavirus - latest information and advice
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Getting Help from your borough, and volunteering:
If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, please contact Adult Social Care on 020 7361 3013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to volunteer please visit https://www.voluntarywork.org.uk/ and register your interest.
The COVID-19 Hub
The COVID-19 Hub has been set-up to co-ordinate the support being offered by the Council and by Kensington and Chelsea's voluntary organisations during the Coronavirus pandemic for vulnerable residents.
The hub is part of the Government’s Local Support Scheme to support the 1.5 million people identified by the NHS nationally as being “clinically vulnerable”, those at highest risk of severe illness from Coronavirus and for whom self-isolation is most critical.
If you believe you fall into this category and haven’t received a letter confirming this, or if you have received a letter but want to ensure you are registered for the support that is being offered please register yourself via the online form on the GOV.UK website.
If you need help or you know of anyone who needs help as a result of COVID-19, please email email@example.com
If you are concerned about an adult who you think requires social care and support or you have a safeguarding concern, please phone 020 7641 1444 or 020 7641 1175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to volunteer please visit https://www.westminster.gov.uk/coronavirus-how-you-can-help and register with us.
If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, please contact adult health and care on 020 8753 4198 or 020 8753 6682 or email email@example.com
And for any safeguarding concerns, contact SafeguardingAdults@lbhf.gov.uk
Conversations matters is a telephone support service for older and disabled adults as well as for unpaid carers.
If you want to volunteer please visit H&F Community Aid Network to register your interest.