NHS hand washing guidance


There have been lots of inventive ways to try and reinforce the message about the importance of handwashing. Whilst it seems like a small act in itself, it is incredibly important in order to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. Whatever song you want to sing, or however you want to remember the Wash.Your.Hands message – it cannot be stressed enough that this is something we must follow:


Government advice and Public Health England Advice


Covid-19: stay at home guidance:


Latest information from Public Health England: 

The graph at the end of this website explains which groups should take which action and for how long

The NHS 111 service has information online, including a tool to check symptoms. I'm hearing feedback from constituents about lengthy waiting times when calling 111, it's important that those who do need to get through are able to do so, therefore being aware of online 111 information is important:

Brighton and Hove City Council

Brighton and Hove City Council, have some useful city-specific information on their website, as well as some more specific guidance – eg for employers; care homes, about using public transport, and the importance of hand washing etc:


Community Networks


Community groups are springing up offering support.  The Covid-19 Mutual Aid Network are coordinating community efforts, and reaching out to people who might need some extra support in the coming weeks and months. The Brighton Covid-19 Mutual Aid network currently has over 6,000 members listed on their Facebook page, and it’s a good community resource for those with questions about local support, and for those able to offer assistance themselves:


Doctors of the World


Doctors of the World have produced guidance on Coronavirus in many different languages. So far they have: English, Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese, Kurdish Sorani, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese, Malayalam, Turkish and Farsi (Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali and Arabic coming soon!) Please find them here:


Mind Brighton and Hove have a useful directory of local mental health services: 

Mind also list crisis support services for emergencies, and organisations able to provide support, like the Samiratns, if you need someone to talk to:


Age UK's website has information about the symptoms of coronavirus and the steps to take to stop it spreading. 

It also has a free help line if you have concerns about anything else, including welfare, care or housing.  It's open  8am-7pm, 365 days a year: 0800 055 6112


For people caring with those with dementia, Alzheimers organisation has an advice page


Astham UK and the British Lung Foundation also have useful advice and the latest health information on the coronavirus

For asthma:

For other lung conditions, such as COPD and pulmonary fibrosis:


Breast Cancer Now, along with the One Cancer Voice group of charities, have put together advice for people being treated for cancer.  It's continually updated

The organisations in Brighton and Hove which are offering support and advice can be found here


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