In response to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Herefordshire Council is working with community organisations and local businesses to help connect people to support being coordinated in your area.
You may have been asked to isolate yourself and stay at home. This will no doubt be a worrying and challenging time for many but also a time to come together and support one another, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.
There are some simple steps we can all do to take care of ourselves and others.
1. Protect yourself and others
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water,
particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- Minimise contact with others
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
2. Create your own plan
Over the next few months, life as we know it is going to change and to prepare for this it will be important that you have a plan that supports you to live well until the advice to isolate changes.
Think about the support you will need and those who can help you while you self-isolate. This could include family, friends, neighbours or people you know in your community.
Your plan might include support with things usually taken for granted such as shopping, picking up medication, support with pets, posting mail, picking up other urgent things, someone to check in on you or someone to just have a chat with.
3. Contact us if you need further support
If there are gaps in your plan and you need further support, please contact the Herefordshire Council Talk Community team using the details below.
Contact us on 01432 260027
Or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
I wish you and your family well in this difficult period, but rest assured that we are doing everything possible in Herefordshire Council to maintain essential services to you and your community.
Want to volunteer in your local area? – If you want to provide support and are not sure where to go, please contact us on the above details, or register your details with us at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/covid19help and we can connect you to local volunteers in your area.