Your health and wellbeing

Health

If you feel unwell or think you have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), do not leave your home.

You should remain home if you:

  • have a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • have a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

It is important to follow NHS advice. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out more.

Wellbeing

We understand that social distancing can be frustrating, lonely or boring and often isolation can affect your feelings of wellbeing. Talking to someone on the phone or digitally can help to share your worries.

If you are feeling low, anxious, have problems sleeping or miss being social, there are a few simple things you can do to stay mentally and physically active during this time:

Look for ideas of exercises you can do at home on the NHS websiteSpend the extra time doing things you enjoy – this might include reading, cooking, other indoor hobbies, listening to the radio, a podcast or watching TV programmesDehydration doesn’t make anyone feel good, so make sure you’re getting 6-8 glasses of water each day.Keep your windows open to let in fresh air, get some natural sunlight if you can, or get outside into the garden, if you have one.

The NHS has also advised you can go for a walk, or exercise, outdoors once per day if you stay more than 2 metres from others.

If you’ve taken steps to support better mental wellbeing but are still feeling stressed, overwhelmed, worried, or just not like your normal self, it’s important to tell someone.

If you’re worried about your finances and paying your rent, we’re here to support you. Find out more here

Also, you can use silent calling. Dial 999 then press 55 (when prompted).