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.
One of Public Health England's vital messages is to social distance from those around you in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.
ASERT have published a visual guide about social distancing for individuals with autism.
For information on how to make and wear face coverings, please view the GOV.UK's face covering guidance.
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.
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.
Norfolk's Local Outbreak Control Management Plan
The Outbreak Control Plan for Norfolk sets out how we are preparing for people, businesses and communities to go about their normal daily lives as safely as possible whilst the COVID-19 pandemic remains.
It’s essential that the health of Norfolk residents is protected as much as possible and the plan describes the actions everyone can take to stay safe.
It also sets out how we will support them in the event of people testing positive. Being well informed about the number and location of COVID-19 positive cases will enable us to take actions to reduce the spread of infection in the places where we live, learn, work and enjoy ourselves.
You can find out more and view the plan on Norfolk County Council's coronavirus website page.