Always ensure any information you’re reading is from an official channel. The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough. If you develop either of these, your first ports of call should always be the latest NHS advice. This is the official NHS website containing all necessary health related information and advice on Coronavirus: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Hospitals in our area have dedicated information pages for patients and visitors. If you’re planning to visit a hospital, please check before doing so
- St George’s: https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/newsitem/coronavirus/
- Guy’s and St Thomas’s: https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/infection/coronavirus.aspx
- King’s College Hospital: https://www.kch.nhs.uk/news/public/news/view/31607
Translated Coronavirus Advice
Doctors of the World have published health advice sheets in an array of different languages (Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish, Malayalam, Mandarin, Pashto, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese): https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/
- Don’t suffer in silence. We know it’s going to be a difficult time for everybody over the coming weeks but there’s always help out there. Here’s a list of helplines who can offer you and your loved ones support.
- Mind Lambeth and Southwark may be able to offer you more detailed advice on accessing local services. You can also call them on 020 3982 9221.
- Campaign to End Loneliness have published a helpful briefing advising you on how to deal with the long-term challenges of self-isolation.
- Samaritans are always there to talk if you need as well: https://www.samaritans.org/.
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