Coronavirus – NHS Information & Advice

The NHS website has a wealth of advice on how to stay well and what to do if you become ill.

Advice for protecting the vulnerable

This Public Health England document provides a summary of the main guidance produced to help vulnerable individuals, groups and communities to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, and to manage the impact of shielding and social distancing.

Support

Getting help from an NHS Volunteer Responder – If you are currently not supported and need some help with shopping, a prescription collection or a friendly chat then the NHS Volunteer Responders are ready to help.

What to do if you need medical help

If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.

If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus: for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website; for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you’re unable to get help online; for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance. Read more advice about getting medical help at home.

NHS Coronavirus News

  • Report: Recovery position: what next for the NHS?
    This report, based on the first full survey of NHS trust leaders since Covid-19 started, sets out the scale of increased demand and the dramatic loss of capacity many trusts are now facing as the NHS juggles treating Covid-19 …
  • Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust Patient Survey
    Since the start of the Covid19 pandemic, hospital and community services at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, like others across the country, have had to work in different ways.  Where it has been possible, they …
  • Next phase of NHS coronavirus (COVID-19) app announced
    The government has announced the next phase of development in building an app that supports the NHS Test and Trace service. This next phase will bring together the work done so far on the NHS COVID-19 app and the new Google/Apple …
  • Optometrists expand services to offer wider care to patients
    Services expand as The College of Optometrists’ survey shows 22% of people noticed their vision get worse over the course of lockdown The College of Optometrists has announced that from Monday, 15 June, optometrists across …
  • Survey: Calderdale health & care during Covid-19
    If you have contacted (or tried to contact) health and care services during the Covid-19 outbreak, please fill in this survey. Whatever your experience, your views are wanted. Developed in partnership across Calderdale, between …
  • Survey: health & care experiences during Covid-19
    If you have contacted (or tried to contact) health and care services during the Covid-19 outbreak, please fill in this survey. Whatever your experience, your views are wanted. Developed in partnership across Calderdale, between …
  • NHS launches new online support for people with diabetes
    New online tools for people living with diabetes are now available on the NHS to help people manage their condition during the coronavirus pandemic. Three new services will allow people to manage their condition online, with a …
  • Face masks/coverings to be worn by all hospital staff and visitors
    The Government has announced that all staff in hospitals in England will be provided with surgical masks which they will be expected to wear from 15 June. All visitors and outpatients must wear face coverings at all times. …
  • About NHS volunteer responders
    From Monday 8 June, the NHS volunteer responders will extend their support to health and social care workers across the country, helping them to protect those they care for by making fewer journeys and coming into contact with …
  • NHS – Open For Business
    The NHS have been keen to communicate that they are “Open for Business” for all patients, not just those with Coronavirus. Here’s their latest update: During the coronavirus pandemic, NHS staff have been working …