We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.
It’s easy to use and only takes 10 minutes - just click on this link:
(If this link does not open when you click on it, please copy and paste it into your web browser.)
Please pass details of the Germ Defence website to your friends and family.
There’s a button at the bottom of the Germ Defence website for sharing by social media.
IF YOU THINK YOU SHOULD BE EXEMPT FROM WEARING FACE COVERINGS PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION IN THE LINKS BELOW. PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST AN EXEMPTION LETTER FROM YOUR GP.
Government guidance on face coverings
Guidance for passengers
Local Medical Committee Guidance (pdf document)
USEFUL LOCAL, COMMUNITY & NATIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION
Suckley Good Neighbour Scheme - 01886 840480
Alfrick and Lulsey Community shop 01886 832862
For people with medical conditions who have received a letter advising them to shield for 12 weeks to register for additional support with daily living tasks such as shopping and social care call the helpline on 0800 0288327.
For the wider community people who are at risk / vulnerable and have been advised to self-isolate. You can refer people to receive the support of an NHS volunteer responder via www.goodsamapp.org/nhs
Here2Help – District and County Council provision
To be contacted by a volunteer fill in the form on the Worcestershire County Council website RequestForHelp or call 01905 768053 between 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday. For vulnerable people self-isolating and unable to seek help from friends and neighbours. Aim to respond within 48 hours.
Medicine and Food deliveries
Community Action: 01684 892381
Leave a message with a phone number and what the need is, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch. (Includes prescription deliveries and food deliveries) (Includes Tenbury).
Age UK Malvern & District Tel: 01684 560666 E: email@example.com medicine and food deliveries
South Worcestershire Citizens Advice
For help with Welfare Support & Benefits, Finances, Debt, Employment, Housing, family and consumer issues, Health and Social Prescribing.
Tel 01684 563611 option 1 or call Worcestershire Adviceline on 03444 111 303
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org www.citizensadvice.org.uk for 24 hour information
Please follow this link for advice on Social Distancing & Self-Isolation