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Coronavirus advice and resources

These pages are to support local charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises on issues relating to covid19 / coronavirus. We will be sending ourt regular bulletins with information and updates as more is posted here.

You can also keep up to date with the latest news from us on Twitter @McrCommCentral @VolunteeringMcr   @PolicyVoiceMacc   @hour_manchester  @SkillGivers  @MikeWildMacc


Essential Advice

You can keep up to date with the latest advice from NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care

If you think you have Coronavirus you are asked not visit your GP or hospital but to go to NHS 111 Online to check you symptoms and follow the advice given


Manchester resources and help

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust are here for their service users and carers, and have extended their helpline to 24/7. You can call any time if you feel your mental health is beginning to suffer on 01204 483071


Awareness resources

It is important that local groups help share and raise awareness of the situation and what people need to do, especially as rumours, myths and disinformation increase:

Easy Read - Inclusion North have produced Coronavirus – Easy Read Information and Purple All Stars have produced a hand washing rap video

SignHealth have produced BSL information on COVID-19 which is available on their website here

Doctors of the World have produced in partnership with the Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for patients in 20 languages, click here

Carers UK have developed advice and guidance for carers click here  

COVID-19 Plan & Prep Guide - NMD United volunteers have designed a COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) guide for adults living with neuromuscular disabilities. The goal of this guide is to provide fact-based, reliable resources that educate the community on how to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19, while also providing practical coping tools and life-management strategies that can be used not just for this specific situation, but for addressing any viral or bacterial infection risk.