Coronavirus (COVID-19) - latest information and advice
- For the latest updates on coronavirus please visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 or www.gov.uk/coronavirus
COVID-19 useful resources
Use NHS 111 if
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Please only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
The Public Health team at Surrey County Council offers some tips to help look after your mental wellbeing during the Coronavirus crisis:
- Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories, including social media – overloading on information can impact your mood.
- Make time to unwind. If can’t do the things you normally enjoy because you’re staying at home, think about how you could adapt them, or try something new?
- Stay connected with others, call friends and family members. The community helpline can also put you in touch with a telephone friend if you don’t have anyone to talk to.
- Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Stick to the facts. Only read and share accurate information from GOV, NHS and Surrey County Council to understand the actual risks to yourself and people you care about. This can make the outbreak less stressful for yourself.
- Help others who may be struggling with their mental wellbeing. Check the NHS One You tips on what you can do to help others.
- Build physical activity into your daily routine, like dancing to music you love, cleaning your home or following online exercise workouts. This can help reduce stress, anxiety and low mood. Find out more on the Healthy Surrey website. Download some useful exercises for ages 65+
There is a range of support and advice on the Healthy Surrey website which includes self-help resources, local services (including a 24/7 confidential helpline) and information for those with or dealing with an adult in crisis.
Watch the below recording from Janet Clark, Service Manager Long Term Condition Support Services with a relaxing exercise to help reduce stress and anxiety.
- Information leaflet for patients with suspected Covid-19 who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home
- Physiotherapy - https://www.csp.org.uk/news/coronavirus
- Occupational Therapy - https://www.rcot.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-0
- Speech and Language Therapy - https://www.rcslt.org/learning/covid-19
- NMC - https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/coronavirus/statements/
- MS Society – https://www.mssociety.org.uk/about-ms/treatments-and-therapies/disease-modifying-therapies/covid-19-coronavirus-and-ms
- MND – https://www.mndassociation.org/about-mnd/coronavirus-and-mnd/mnd-and-coronavirus/
- Parkinsons – https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/professionals/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources-professionals
- Stroke - https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/information-coronavirus-stroke-survivors
- British Thoracic Society – https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/about-us/covid-19-information-for-the-respiratory-community/
- British Society for Heart Failure - https://www.bsh.org.uk/resources/bsh-covid-19-resources/
- Covid-19 recovery - https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/
- Covid-19 Vaccine
- Surrey Heartlands - Covid-19 vaccination programme including FAQs and updates in Surrey
Patient stories Hear from patients who have suffered from Covid and Long Covid symptoms
Elaine's Long Covid Rehabilitation Journey
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Sandra talks about her Covid-19 recovery
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Download the NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to get health advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view your GP health record. You can also access your COVID Pass which can be used to demonstrate your Covid-19 status, both vaccination and testing, for travelling or attending events. You can check your own vaccine and testing status whenever you want or need to from a tablet or smartphone.
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