COVID-19 UPDATE – see our latest advice and guidance, click here for full information

Social Care and Coronavirus

Although there are no restrictions that were in place in 2020, we still need to be mindful that COVID is active and can still spread easily.

How to stop infection spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.

  • 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


  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean


Looking after your wellbeing

To help yourself stay well while you’re at home:

  • stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media
  • try to keep yourself busy – you could try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching films
  • do light exercise at home, or outside once a day


Advice on mental health while you’re staying at home

Your mental health may also be affected by this situation. Below are some links to useful advice on supporting your mental wellbeing plus specific advice for people with additional needs.


What to do if you need medical help

If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:

  • for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website
  • for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you’re unable to get help online
  • for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance


COVID-19 and your information

For the latest information on how we use your information to protect you and others during the COVID-19 outbreak, please click here