Covid-19 Support Room
If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice.
Well-being while staying at home
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.
If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.
To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.
Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions
- Macmillan – Cancer and coronavirus
- Asthma UK – What to do if you have asthma
- Blood Cancer UK – Information for people affected by blood cancer
- Diabetes UK – Coronavirus and diabetes
- Kidney Care UK – Guidance for patients with kidney disease
- #Coping: Family life during the lockdown
- Immunisations Following Advice from NHS England
- Reading Borough Council – Useful Information
- Accessing services easy read leaflet
- NHS Coronavirus Resources
- Exception Letters for Face Coverings
- New Guidance – Shielding from August 1st 2020
- Long-term effects of Covid-19
Videos to Support Colleagues and Patients
PHE have developed the following videos to encourage people with SMI to have the Covid Vaccination.
- Getting the COVID-19 vaccine: Personal experience guide for people with severe mental illness, Part 1.
- Getting the COVID-19 vaccine: Personal experience guide for people with severe mental illness, Part 2.
The videos have been developed by Public Health England in collaboration with Equally Well UK and NHS England, including GP professionals and Expert by Experience. They provide useful information for people with SMI to know what to expect from the vaccination process and how to prepare before their appointments. They also provide information for primary care professionals to better support people with SMI in their areas.
Equally Well UK have also produced a guide for people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness to support them with their vaccination, which can be found via their website.
Advice for Vulnerable Patients
- Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people
- How to get support for extremely critical vulnerable person
- Advice for people at higher risk – those who are 70 or older, are pregnant or have a condition that increases the risks from coronavirus.
- Pregnancy advice