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Coronavirus update - what you can and can't do!

On Sunday the government set out its plan to start getting life back to normal as much as it can at the moment, which included changing the slogan from ‘Stay at Home’ to ‘Stay Alert’ – but what does this actually mean? To help us all understand what we can and can’t do, a guide has been produced to explain all.

Please click HERE to read the government guidance for young carers and young adult carers. There is also an easy read version via the link.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms - CLICK HERE FOR AN EASY READ VERSION


Government Update regarding Public Transport states that it is mandatory to wear face mask covering on all forms of public transport UNLESS you are unable to. Please click HERE if you would like to see the new face mask exception cards.

Click HERE for advice to parents if your child becomes unwell.

Click HERE for the governements guidance for Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

The UK Government has released translated guidance for self-isolation and social distancing into the following languages: Arabic, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Polish and Welsh. The links are here:

Doctors of the World have also produced NHS COVID-19 advice for patients in more languages, with further languages being added all the time.

Here is also a document of various website and youtube vidoes signposting you to different translated information. Please click HERE.

Available in Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Farsi. 


Guidance for Carers and Cared For

Carers Trust welcomes adoption of its recommendations in Government advice for unpaid carers on COVID-19. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE GOVERNMENTS GUIDANCE FOR CARERS.

The Department of Health and Social Care has today released guidance for people providing unpaid care to family or friends.  The guidance states that it is “for anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to a lifelong condition, illness, disability, serious injury, a mental health condition or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.” The guidance advises all carers to “create an emergency plan with the person they care for”. It sets out details that will need to go into such a plan like details of ongoing medication and treatment the person with care and support needs is receiving.

Welcoming publication of the guidance, Carers Trust CEO, Gareth Howells, said: “Carers Trust welcomes the government’s publication of guidance for unpaid carers. We were pleased to be asked to represent the views of both carers and over 130 local carer services we work with across the UK. And we have worked extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure we heard directly from carers, and that their concerns were fed into development of the guidance. Knowing how COVID-19 was directly affecting unpaid carers meant we were well placed to play such an instrumental role in supporting the Department of Health and Social Care in the development of its guidance, published today. 

The guidance will help people who were already facing huge challenges as they cared for family members with often complex needs. Specifically, it will help unpaid carers to know what they can do now to make plans should they, or the person they care for, develop Covid 19. “Unpaid carers have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus crisis. So we will continue to do everything in our power to ensure that what carers and local services need continue to be represented at the highest levels.”