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Bereavement support

The Government has provided a support and information pack for bereaved individuals

Central Government

The Government has published its coronavirus action plan, which outlines what the health and social care system across the UK has done to tackle the outbreak, and what it plans to do next.

GOV.UK also has regularly updated information for the public on the outbreak, including: 

  • Employment
  • Healthcare workers and carers
  • Travel
  • School closures

Carers Guidance

The Government have provided guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.

Domestic Abuse Economic Resilience

The CoLab Exeter Resilient Women Project have been working with women from a range of backgrounds for almost 3 years, offering direct support and safe space on a regular basis. They have produced a handbook that over a 12 month period identifies the key
factors that would help recover and remain financially resilient in the future.

Food

Additional support

Bidfoods is offering a delivery service to vulnerable people who may not have access to regular food, but have an ability to pay for food. 

Vulnerable people can access this directly through their website.

They will receive a login where they can view Bidfoods range and place an order direct for next day delivery.

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Guidance

The Government has provided guidance to assist consumers on maintaining good food hygiene during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

It is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus (COVID-19) from food.

The risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) cross-contamination to food and food packaging is very low. Food businesses must ensure that they have the correct food hygiene and food safety processes in place and that these are being followed to protect their customers.

Money and Pensions Service

Direct guidance about Coronavirus and your money with financial guidance and actions that people can take to help themselves as this situation develops.

Coronavirus and what it means to you and what are you entitled to is a guide looking at your rights to sick pay, what benefits you can claim if you’re self-employed or not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). 

Public Health England

Public Health England has produced a dashboard with information on confirmed Coronavirus cases.

Scams

It is important to be aware of scams that are being attempted at this time, Somerset, Devon and Torbay Trading Standards have produced some handy information to help

School closures and ideas for home schooling

The government have provided guidance on school closures and key workers.

A list of online educational resources for parents home schooling their children has been produced.

To support families and schools at this difficult time the Jigsaw Families stories and Calm Me time audios are available to download for free.

Here are some top tips for keeping your children entertained while their schools are closed. There is also more guidance on GOV.UK

Stay at Home leaflet

The Government have produced an official stay at home leaflet on what to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus, including information on symptoms and government support.

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

The Government have produced guidance if someone within your household has Covid-19 symptoms/or infection

Suicide prevention

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.

You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Together Drug and Alcohol Service

Advice has been collated in to a useful handout to assist those with an alcohol or drug dependency. 

Whatsapp service

The Government has also launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.

The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services.

This will help combat the spread of coronavirus misinformation in the UK, as well as helping ensure people stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

A set of menu options is then presented which the user can choose from and then be sent relevant guidance from GOV.UK pages as well as links to GOV.UK for further information.

Young Devon Wellbeing Toolkit

A toolkit has been designed for young people and families to give information, coping strategies and other options of support.

Additional resources

Resources, including posters, which support efforts to stop coronavirus in workplaces or organisations: 

Catch it bin it kill it – poster

Government’s public information coronavirus – poster

Hand-washing technique – poster

This page will be continuously updated with new links when they come through to us.