Please be aware that all our events and carers' groups are cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and advice about social distancing. We will update you as the situation changes.
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Coronavirus guidance for carers

Your safety is our priority and following discussions with trustees we now feel that we need to move to the next stage of our response to COVID-19. 

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) all events we are hosting are currently cancelled.  We will keep you updated as things change.

How do I protect someone I care for?

Be Prepared

Consider what might happen if you were unable to provide the care you normally provide. This may be in the situation of having to self-isolate or where you are yourself unwell or when the person you support is unwell or has to self-isolate. It is helpful if you can put a contingency plan in place and seek cover from trusted neighbours, friends or family members. You could also think about options for having shopping delivered.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms 

Stay at home for 14 days if you, or anyone in your household has either: 

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees or higher); or
  • A new, continuous cough.

Stay at home – do not leave your house for 14 days from when your symptoms started.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Read their advice about staying at home.

If you are self-isolating you need to take simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like you would with other flu viruses. This means staying at home for 14 days and not going to work, school or public areas. Where possible, also avoid having visitors to your home, but its ok for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food. You should not use public transport or taxis. You should contact a friend, family member or delivery services to carry out errands on your behalf or take children to school.

Keeping in touch with you

We know that caring can be very isolating and this situation around coronavirus could make this worse so we will be making proactive calls to carers to check on their wellbeing. If you know anyone who would benefit from this support please get in touch with us by calling 01992 58 69 69 or email

We are not able to provide medical advice if you are worried that you or someone you look after may be at risk, NHS 111 can offer direct guidance as they have set up an online coronavirus helpline or call 111. There is also health information and advice on the NHS website and travel advice on the Government website.

Keeping calm and well

Social distancing and self-isolation due to the coronavirus doesn't have to mean social isolation or boredom. We have prepared some fun, responsible ways for unpaid carers to do to stay occupied during this public health crisis.

10 ideas about things to do at home - 10 activities to do at home during self-isolation list

10 ideas for things to do online whilst self-isolating - 10 ideas for things to do online during self-isolation

Home exercise suggestions list - Home Exercise Links List

Making a Memory Box - How to make a Memory Box