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Updated: COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

7th July 2020

The Government have updated their guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities. The guidance has been updated to reflect that multi-use community facilities can now open. Read more here Read more

Updated guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

26th June 2020

The Government have updated their guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. The changes relate to relaxation of the lockdown measures from 6th July. Read the full guidance document here Read more

Supporting people with sight loss during coronavirus

9th June 2020

The RNIB have produced some helpful quick tips for those who may be supporting people with sight loss. Take a look at the tips here Read more

Updated: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

12th May 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak Frequently Asked Questions have been updated to bring them in line with the latest Government announcements. Read the updated FAQs here  Read more

The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

12th May 2020

The Government have launched their roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis. The strategy sets out a cautious roadmap to easing existing measures. It is under constant review and may change as new understanding around Coronavirus emerges. See the latest version here  Read more

Coronavirus and wellbeing – advice from Mind

11th May 2020

Mind have produced a webpage dedicated to coronavirus and your wellbeing This page is to help you cope if: you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus you’re staying at home and avoiding public places, following Government advice that we should stay at home as much as possible you are self-isolating because you, or someone you … Read more

Advice around looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

11th May 2020

The Mental Health Foundation have shared an article of advice around looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here  Read more

Every mind matters – mental wellbeing while staying at home

11th May 2020

The NHS have an online resource to help you take care of your mind. It includes advice around things like: Employment benefits and rights Planning practical things Staying connected to others Looking after your body Sharing worries…and more Take a look at the website here Read more

Lockdown rules relaxed for people with autism and learning disabilities

17th April 2020

Coronavirus rules have been relaxed for people with autism and learning disabilities. The policy has been updated after lawyers challenged ‘discriminatory’ lockdown measures. Find out more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/14/uk-coronavirus-rules-autism-learning-disabilities-lockdown  See here for the updated Government guidelines Read more

Guidance on correct use of surgical face masks

17th April 2020

The Community Infection Prevention and Control Team at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust have shared guidance about the correct method of donning and doffing surgical face masks. Take a look at the guidance here Read more