Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay Informed

It’s important to stay informed, however there are lots of different sources providing varying information. This could be adding fuel to your anxiety/worries so we suggest going directly to reliable sources and ignore what’s on your feeds.

Be Responsible. Be Respectful.

Although most restrictions have now been lifted Covid-19 has not gone away. Take measures to keep yourself and others safe, such as:

  • Getting vaccinated – both jabs!
  • Getting tested twice a week at home with Lateral Flow Tests
  • Wearing a face covering in crowded places and on public transport
  • Washing your hands or using sanitiser regularly
  • Meeting others outdoors where possible or open windows when meeting indoors

Know The Symptoms

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, YOU MUST stay at home and book a test as soon as possible.

Useful resources

Epic Friends

Helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally

Stress and the mind

A relaxation podcast from the Mental Health Foundation

ThinkNinja

A self-help knowledge and skills App for children and young people (10-18 years old)

Brook

Looking after yourself and your sexual health when services are limited

Parents Support

A free and confidential live chat for parents

Car Sharing

You should avoid car sharing if possible, but if you have to, you should follow these rules:

A Little Fresh Air

As the weather gets colder you may be having more friends or family over to your home.

Just remember to keep your windows open. A little fresh air can protect the ones you love by reducing the risk of spreading the virus.

Booster Vaccine

A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine.

Booster vaccine doses are available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.

This includes:

  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

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