This page is a printable version of: https://www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/Local-services/coronavirus-info.htm
Date: 06 June 2020
We’ve created this page to store helpful information and updates relating to Coronavirus (Covid-19) for local people.
Here you will find links to our partner organisations so you can find medical advice, get support with your shopping and prescriptions, and discover what other resources are available to help you through this difficult time.
We know it’s not a complete list of information – things are moving at a fast pace– so we’ll do our best to keep this up to date and useful for everyone. If you see something that needs changing or if you have something to add, please contact: Annie.Robertson1@nhs.net.
For the latest advice visit:
Sign up to official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about Coronavirus from GOV.UK via Whatsapp. Find out how here.
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has developed a Coronavirus Information page.
• See the latest updates from Barking, Havering and Redbridge University hospitals
• Information for patients and visitors to Barts Health (Whipps Cross Hospital)
Find out about service changes at NELFT
Specialist support for extremely vulnerable people is available.
Can help with:
• help picking up medicine
• some food or essential shopping
• a friendly phone call
• or something else
Details here: www.lbbd.gov.uk/let-us-know-if-you-need-help-or-support
The NHS shield list (formerly known as the vulnerable patient list) is a list of patients who need specific advice about their circumstances and their medical condition makes them particularly vulnerable to Coronavirus. The NHS has sent letters to people who are on the list telling them to stay at home.
Patients who are extremely vulnerable can register for help
Advice on what to do if you think you should be on the list but haven’t had a letter
We are regularly updating a list of help available to the older population in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. You can view this list here.
Help people in our community that need help and support. They may need practical things, like shopping, or they may just want to connect with someone while they self-isolate.
The NHS has launched its Volunteer Responders programme to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. Volunteers will be matched in to roles that can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Find out more information and how to register.
This guidance outlines how you can help and importantly, how to do this safely
The UK Government has released translated guidance for self-isolation and social distancing into the following languages: Arabic, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Polish and Welsh.
Doctors of the World have also produced NHS COVID-19 advice for patients in more languages, with further languages being added all the time.
Available in Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Farsi.
Information videos in British Sign Language:
If you have any specific easy read requirements relating to Coronavirus, please contact Annie on the above email address.