Guidance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


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We understand that you may be concerned about the ongoing coronavirus (covid-19) situation.  This page sign posts to the latest information and support for the public on this, including the current situation in the UK, information about the virus and the symptoms: 

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/           

www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

www.gov.uk/government/news/major-new-measures-to-protect-people-at-highest-risk-from-coronavirus   

 

Other guidelines: 

BCCA Statement on Extremely Vulnerable Patients - 8th April 2020

UK Government Coronavirus Support for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Persons

South Wales and the South West Network COVID-19 Pregnancy Guidelines (30/03/20)

 



Wellbeing Support:  Emotional and Physical Health Support Resources

It is important to look after our mental health and wellbeing, particularly during this challenging and exceptional time.  Here are some links to wellbeing resources and other support that might be helpful. 

Mind Charity: Coronavirus and your well-being

‘FACE COVID’ How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap

Physical Activity when in Self-isolation (PDF) - including links to various exercise videos

 


Strategies for coping with Covid-19 produced by the Bristol Psychological Health Services team 

In Bristol our Psychological Health Services team have been working with adults, families and young people to put together some booklets to help with top tips and ways to cope with any thoughts, questions or worries that young people and adults may have about the impact of COVID -19.   The booklets cover questions around coping with worries  around COVID, knowing someone with COVID or in coming into hospital. Here is a link to our booklets for adults, parents and young people. 

 


Financial Support Resources

Financial support

 


Resources for Children  

 

BBC Newsround website includes specific advice if children are feeling upset by the news.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have provided advice for parents and carers to support with children feeling stressed by the coronavirus situation (PDF).

Personal Protective Equipment poster - preparing children if they need to come into hospital (PDF) 

 

 


Resources and Updates from Royal Colleges and Other Professional Bodies:

 

Association of Inherited Cardiac Conditions          

British Congenital Cardiac Association                BCCAlogo.jpg 

British Heart Foundation                                      

 

Downs Heart Group

 

Muscular Dystrophy UK                                     

 

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists                 

www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

 

Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health       

 

Tiny tickers                                                   

 

The Somerville Foundation - for adults       

 


 

 

 

12 March 2020