Covid-19 Information and Guidance
Somerset Age UK - friendly phone calls and advice
Stay home save lives
As the weather improves, there may be a temptation for many to visit friends and family. Don’t. Please continue to follow Government guidelines to stay at home. This will save lives. We need to limit the opportunities the virus has to spread. If you are going outside to enjoy exercise and the good weather, you must stay locally and use green, open spaces near to your home. We need people to avoid visiting local hot spots and meeting up with friends and family. This will help to reduce the burden placed on all of our public services and save lives.
The response of the community has been overwhelming. The county council is supporting the voluntary sector in these difficult times, and in particular the great work of SPARK Somerset and Corona Helpers. Corona Helpers, is a free online platform, administered by Spark Somerset. People can pledge their support to volunteer or offer help. Further information is available here: https://www.corona-helpers.co.uk/ call 01460 202970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy, healthy and safe
It is completely normal for people to be feeling a range of emotions at the moment, including worried, anxious, frustrated and scared. There are lots of things you can do to try and help your mental health and wellbeing and stay happy, healthy and safe. New resources continue to be added to www.healthysomerset.co.uk/covid-19/ for ideas on how to stay happy, healthy and safe during this period. For people who need emotional support are encouraged to phone the mindline service on 01823 276892.
Single number for Somerset
A Somerset Corona Virus Support helpline has been launched and is available between 8am and 6pm seven days a week including bank holidays. The single helpline covers the districts and county and will offer support with personal care and support, transport, housing, waste, financial as well as emotional well-being.
The number is 0300 790 6275.