Follow the links below for the latest advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Further advice and guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what you need to do is available on the GOV.UK website.
A leaflet containing the latest guidance and information on staying at home, spotting symptoms, advice for vulnerable groups and support for businesses and employees was sent to all UK households at the beginning of April 2020. This government advice leaflet can be found on the GOV.UK website, along with versions in other formats and languages.
Guidance for people who are extremely vulnerable (shielded) and their family, friends and carers is available in other languages on the GOV.UK website here.
- NHS - what is coronavirus?
- NHS - Check if you have coronavirus symptoms
- NHS - find a pharmacy
- NHS - help in a mental health crisis
- GOV.UK - advice on social distancing
- GOV.UK - guidance on getting tested
- NHS - test and trace
- Government guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family
- Our advice for carers
- Caring together
Information for families
- School closure information
- List of key workers on GOV.UK website
- On our Learn Together website, you can find a one stop shop packed full of home-learning resources, activities and challenges for parents and children. The resources stretch across the full school age range.
- Find a food bank using the Trussell Trust website
- If you are a keyworker and are struggling to find childcare provision, contact us on 0345 045 1360
Domestic abuse support
We know that this is a difficult and worrying time for everyone, but particularly so for adults and children living with domestic abuse. We have included the following contact details that anyone experiencing domestic abuse can use:
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline - call 0808 2000 247
- Cambridge Women's Aid (covering Cambridge City, East Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire) - call 01223 361 214 or visit the Cambridge Women's Aid website
- Refuge (covering Fenland, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough) - call 07787 255 821 or visit the Refuge website
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership website
- White Ribbon UK website - campaign to end male violence against women
- SafeLives website - UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse has useful resources on domestic abuse and Coronavirus
- Men's Advice Line - call 0808 801 0327 or visit: www.mensadviceline.org.uk
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the Police.
Beware of scams
- Learn about the latest Coronavirus scams and how to keep yourself and your community safe
- There have been reports that some businesses have been increasing the prices of goods during the Coronavirus outbreak. Local businesses are free to set their own prices, but the Competition and Markets Authority is examining and asking people to report instances via an online form on the GOV.UK website.
Mobile and broadband connectivity
- Phone networks and internet services are vital for keeping everyone connected, especially people who are self-isolating or need support. Our Connecting Cambridgeshire team has put together a "Quick Guide to Mobile Network Offers during Covid-19", which can be found on the Connecting Cambridgeshire website.
- You can also visit the Connecting Cambridgeshire Getting Superfast webpage to check if you can get superfast broadband. Follow the steps to upgrade or find out about the options available if you can't get superfast broadband yet.
Help your community
Further guidance for residents
Coronavirus (COVID-19) privacy notice
In these difficult times, we are working very closely with our partners with central government, health and care providers, voluntary sectors as well as the volunteers who are helping to deliver the really vital care and support to our local communities. This means that we will need to receive and share personal information about our residents. Our Coronavirus (COVID-19 privacy notice provides information about what kind of personal information that may be, what we may do with it and who may have access to it.