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Information for the Public and Professionals

Date: Tuesday, 12th May 2020 | Category: Covid-19, Covid-19 Volunteering

Brighton and Hove City Council Coronavirus Support

As the situation continues to develop, Brighton and Hove City Council is working with partners in the NHS, Public Health England and other services to keep vital services running and providing the support everyone needs, especially to the most vulnerable.  In response to this unprecedented situation, and in line with Government guidance, safeguarding and protecting the most vulnerable adults in our community remains a priority.   

This website page will be kept updated with the latest links and advice for residents and businesses in the county.

Information from the Council for supporting your wellbeing can be found here

NHS Advice

The NHS have produced a range of advice, including symptoms, what to do if you think you have Coronavirus, and advice about staying home. 

NHS England have also produced coronavirus guidance for clinicians and NHS managers.

NHS England also have visitor guidance, which can be found here.

It’s particularly important to take care of your mental health whilst self-isolating.  For tips on how to keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home, visit Every Mind Matters.

Government Advice

The Coronavirus page on the GOV.UK website has provides guidance on a range of issues, including advice for those working in healthcare settings, residential care homes, supported living and home care settings.

GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service WhatsApp

This new free service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information advice about Coronavirus, and will further reduce the burden on NHS Services.  To use the free service, simply add 07860 064 422 into your phone contacts and message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

COVID Symptom Tracker

An app has been developed by Guys and St Thomas’ and Kings College NHS Trusts to help the spread of COVID-19.  Please download the COVID Symptom Tracker app to support this valuable research.

Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE)

SCIE are regularly updating their COVID-19 Hub to provide advice to local authorities and care providers.

Together Co has been working with Brighton and Hove City Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Directorate on a Community Hub, receiving referrals for people on the shielding list and those that are identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’. 

Together Co have developed a specific COVID-19 conversation guide for professionals, based on their service delivery experience and including guidance from NHSE and within the NHS Collaboration Platform. This can be found here