COVID-19: How to stay healthy, happy and safe

In response to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, the UK Government have published new guidance on social distancing and social interaction with people from households other than our own. This will change our current day-to-day contact with other people and continue to support the reduction of the spread of infection. For many, the update in guidance is a big change and people can feel anxious about it, but you can familiarise yourself with the new guidance and answer any FAQ’s you may have here.

It is vital that anyone with the symptoms of COVID-19 stays at home for seven days after their symptoms begin. To learn more about COVID-19 please visit the NHS website here.

For many people the changes may cause anxiety or frustration about the update guidance. You may find that you have problems sleeping or your mood and feelings are affected by all of the change. With this in mind, it is going to be very important to do what you can to keep healthy, happy and safe.

Over the next few weeks, we will continue to post information to support you to stay fit and healthy. This information will be updated regularly in line with national guidance. Please check back regularly to access various opportunities, advice and supporting information that will be posted as changes occur.

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Public Health England (PHE) are regularly updating their advice around social distancing and hand washing as particular areas of focus to avoid catching the virus. To read their advice and guidance, please visit their website here.

1. Staying Healthy

To access opportunities to stay fit and healthy, see our ‘Staying Healthy’ page. This section includes:

  1. Keeping active
  2. One You ‘how are you?’ quiz
  3. Using green space to stay active
  4. Healthy eating
  5. Stopping smoking
  6. Taking care of your teeth and gums

You can find out more by clicking on the link below.

Staying Healthy

2. Staying Happy

To access opportunities to stay happy, see our ‘Staying Happy’ page. This section includes:

  1. Promoting your wellbeing while self-isolating
  2. Families, children and young people
  3. Managing anxiety and worries
  4. Mental Health Awareness Week- Kindness
  5. Connecting with local resources
  6. Bereavement and Coronavirus Support

You can find out more by clicking on the link below.

Staying Happy

3. Staying Safe

To access opportunities to stay safe, see our ‘Staying Safe’ page. This section includes:

  1. Keeping children and young people safe at home
  2. Advice for new and expectant parents
  3. Advice for older people
  4. Staying safe online
  5. Volunteering and receiving help from others
  6. Alcohol and drug use
  7. Domestic abuse
  8. Scam awareness

You can find out more by clicking on the link below.

Staying Safe

4. Covid-19: find out more

To find out how best to limit the spread of Covid-19 and for further information about the infection, see out ‘Find out more’ page. This section includes:

  1. How to stop the coronavirus spreading
  2. Looking after your health and wellbeing
  3. Covid-19: new and expectant parents
  4. Learning more about Covid-19
  5. Explaining Covid-19 to children

You can find out more by clicking on the link below.

Find out more