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

  • Flu Vaccine – Key Information Winter 2020-21
    The Flu vaccine is free if you are: 65 years old or over Pregnant Have certain medical conditions Living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility A carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer for …
  • Support the NHS: Make the right choice when seeking treatment
    Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at Calderdale Royal Hospital is extremely busy at the moment due to the increasing pressure of covid-19. Please don’t go to A&E …
  • Guidance For Those Who Are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (13/10/20)
    Who this guidance is for This guidance is for everyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you …
  • Why You Should Check Your Risks of Type 2 Diabetes
    Link: Diabetes Info On NHS Website Almost 300,000 people have accessed an NHS tool to check their risk of type 2 diabetes online less than two months after the NHS fast tracked access to its world leading Healthier You Diabetes …
  • Cancer Checks: Why You Should Seek Medical Advice As “Normal”
    Famous faces, including TV chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nadiya Hussein, and actress Emma Thompson are backing a major new campaign urging anyone concerned about cancer to get checked and to keep routine appointments, as new research …
  • Video: How To Tell Apart Colds, Flu & Covid-19
    Although Colds, Flu and Covid-19 are caused by different viruses they can have similar symptoms.  It can be hard to judge which one you may have, but this short video  from the BBC explains the symptoms of each and may help you …
  • NHS COVID-19 App Now Available
    NHS COVID-19 app launched nationwide to help control COVID-19 transmission alongside national and local contact tracing Features of the app include contact tracing using Bluetooth, risk alerts based on postcode district, QR …
  • Get Your Winter Flu-Jab Now!
    People are being advised to get a flu jab to help protect against the “double danger” of flu and coronavirus. Research shows people can catch both diseases at the same time and that the combination of illnesses is …
  • Video: New “Hands, Face, Space” Campaign
    The new ‘Hands. Face. Space’ public information campaign urges the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates and avoid a second peak. The spread of coronavirus, …
  • Coronavirus: Contact Tracing App Coming On 24 Sept
    The Department of Health and Social Care has said that a covid-19 contact tracing app will be available across England and Wales on 24 September. Launch of the app has been delayed while NHSX initially tried to develop a …