COVID-19 is an illness which can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a coronavirus. There are confirmed cases across the UK and it has been confirmed as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation – that means it’s spreading in multiple countries at the same time.
Getting Help: The links below provide further information on getting help if you require it.
- North Somerset 'Help Hub'
- North Somerset 'Request Help' OR call the North Somerset helpline number on 01934 427437
- If you are have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable to register for support.
- If your mental health difficulties are limiting your personal independence, you can request help from North Somerset Wellbeing Service via a form, which can be downloaded here.
Mental Health and Wellbeing: It is undoubtedly an overwhelming, uncertain time for all of us - and taking care of your physical and mental health is important. The links below can help you foster wellbeing from home.
- Bristol Wellbeing College - online 'Maintaining Wellness' sessions and advice https://www.second-step.co.uk/bristol-wellbeing-college/
- Mental health advice from GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-advice-to-support-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak?utm_source=6030a355-bc47-42d5-acc5-8499a6f38573&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily
- Joe Wicks ('The Body Coach') uploads daily virtual P.E. lessons on Youtube. A great way to get you (and the kids) moving at home! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
- Government: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
- North Somerset Council: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus
- NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- Coronavirus Dashboard, PHE: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/f94c3c90da5b4e9f9a0b19484dd4bb14
Council Service Updates [Last updated April 9th]:http://www.nsomersetlibdems.org.uk/council_service_update_9_april_20
- Help for Households:
- Government and North Somerset Council: https://westoncentral.mycouncillor.org.uk/2020/04/01/coronavirus-help-for-households/#page-content
- Coronavirus Scams: https://westoncentral.mycouncillor.org.uk/2020/03/19/beware-coronavirus-scams/#page-content
- Citizens Advice Bureau: http://www.nscab.org.uk/coronavirus/
- Help for Households:
Support for Businesses:
- Business Support Summary: http://www.nsomersetlibdems.org.uk/coronavirus_sme_support
- North Somerset Council https://westoncentral.mycouncillor.org.uk/2020/04/02/north-somerset-council-launches-business-support-measures/#page-content
- Business West https://www.businesswest.co.uk/trading-through-coronavirus
- March 19th - http://www.nsomersetlibdems.org.uk/council_coronavirus_update_1
- April 7th - http://www.nsomersetlibdems.org.uk/council_coronavirus_update_2
- Business PPE Plea - http://www.nsomersetlibdems.org.uk/coronavirus_ppe
- Boost for Care Homes - http://www.nsomersetlibdems.org.uk/coronavirus_care_support
- Temporary Fostering during Coronavirus - http://www.nsomersetlibdems.org.uk/temporary_fostering_2020