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COVID-19 - Health and wellbeing

Important information about health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus NHS advice

We can help control the virus if we stay alert.

To help stop the spread you must:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

If you've got symptoms that may be coronavirus you must stay at home. Find out more on the Public Health England website.

For more NHS advice, including what to do if you need medical help, please visit the NHS website.

Social distancing

One of Public Health England's vital messages is to social distance from those around you in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

View Public Health England's advice

Opening Doors have helpful information about social distancing for people with learning difficulties.

ASERT have published a visual guide about social distancing for individuals with autism.

Mental health and wellbeing

Mind offers excellent advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing. It can help you if you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus and you're staying at home or avoiding public places. Young Minds has expert advice on how to talk to children and young people who may be anxious about coronavirus.

Keep active

Active Norfolk has advice and guidance on how children and adults can stay active at home. It includes home exercises for older people.

Guidance for co-parenting arrangements

Parents whose children are the subject of Child Arrangements Orders made by the Family Court, have been understandably concerned about meeting the requirements of these court orders safely.

Cafcass has put together some guidance to support children and families.