Coronavirus

Supporting our community through Coronavirus

The Welcombe Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is currently paused as shielding has ended. It may start again if there is a rise in the number of cases of the virus locally.

Help control the virus (UK Government advice)

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.

[Correct as of 3rd August 2020]

If you suspect you have Coronavirus, please use the NHS 111 online system: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

If you have a life threatening emergency or are witnessing a crime being committed now, phone 999.

For the latest information on Coronavirus and the current Government advice please use the following websites. This includes advice if you have returned from an area with Coronavirus:

NHS Coronavirus website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

UK Government advice: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

If you suspect you may have Coronavirus DO NOT go to any GP surgery, healthcentre or hospital. You should call 111 and get advice. Alternatively online support can be found here:

NHS 111 Coronavirus Service: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

The following guidance may be of use if you are wondering how best to protect yourself from infection from Coronavirus - especially if you are self-isolating or shielding. It has been developed in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Protecting against infection: https://www.ifh-homehygiene.org/covid-19-advice

This page contains a comprehensive list of information and support from a range of health and support agencies, local and national. Click here to view the additional support page.