Stay alert. Control the virus. Save lives.
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 someone you live with has any of the following:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
If you or someone you live with has any of these symptoms it's important to visit the NHS website to find out what you need to do, including getting tested.
To view all the latest health advice, visit NHS.UK's coronavirus information.
NHS 111 Mental Health Triage Service
Are you, or someone you know, experiencing a crisis and need urgent mental health support? Call 111 or visit the NHS 111 website and speak to the NHS Mental Health Triage Service.
Our NHS 111 mental health triage service provides advice, support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The Mental Health Triage Team has a wide range of skills, including on the phone brief psychological support and has access to key services and organisations that can offer mental health support to people in their time of need.
This service can also be also used by GPs and other healthcare professionals, the emergency services, mental health charities and any other organisations that come into contact with people experiencing a mental health crisis.
The Mental Health Triage Service can be accessed by calling 111 or visiting the NHS 111 website. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 999.
Detailed advice on keeping safe, including domestic abuse support, can be found here.
Urgent Dental Care centres (also known as hubs) have been set up to meet the needs of specific groups of people with urgent dental care needs during the current pandemic. This includes those with confirmed or possible COVID-19; or living with someone with symptoms, and those who are in the 'shielded' or increased risk categories.
These hubs allow appropriate separation and treatment of patients in different categories.
All patients will need referral by a dentist to visit these hubs. This may be a dentist you usually see or another local dental practice which should still be providing phone advice. If you don't have a dentist you can find a local one who could refer you: www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/dentists/.
Each patient will then be asked some questions over the phone by the urgent dental care hub to decide what course of action is needed. Face to face treatment is available when clinically required.
We know that many factors can influence our physical and psychological wellbeing. There are many options available to help you keep healthy and happy:
Help the NHS respond to coronavirus
You can use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell the NHS about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
The government has produced a leaflet on bereavement to help those who are going through the very difficult time of losing someone they love. It shares important information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make decisions during this national emergency and explains the next steps, answers some common questions, and guides you to the extra help and support that is available.
Download the bereavement advice leaflet.
Coronavirus crisis card
We've produced a guide which lists services and support that is available right now to help, listen and support you during this crisis. Take a look at the crisis card.