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This page has been set up to support the public, professionals and volunteers.  This page includes:

  • Information about the virus and what everyone can and should do.
  • Provides specific safeguarding advice and guidance to organisations and volunteers.

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Coronaviris is the name of the virus

Covid-19 is the name of the disease that can develop from the virus

Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?

Coronavirus infects the lungs. The symptoms start with a fever followed by a dry cough, which can lead to breathing problems.  This is a new, continuous cough and means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or having three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
It takes five days on average to start showing the symptoms, scientists have said, but some people will get symptoms much later than this. In fact the World Health Organization (WHO) says the incubation period lasts up to 14 days.
Ear, nose and throat specialists in the UK have also noticed rising reports of anosmia – the term for loss of smell.
And increasing numbers of people on social media have been reporting a lost sense of smell and taste. Some have tested positive for coronavirus.

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NHS: Advice for everyone

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NHS UK Coronavirus

GOV.UK: Full guidance on COVID

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What you need to do Guidance

Covid 19 Adult Social Care

The Government’s number one priority for adult social care is for everyone who relies on care to get the care they need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of people rely on this care and support every day. As the pandemic progresses, these vital services must remain resilient.

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These challenging and unprecedented times have the potential to increase the risk of our most vulnerable citizens so it is important that everyone is considering and has knowledge about managing safeguarding risks in relation to COVID -19.

Care Act 2014 Updates

Changes to the Care Act 2014 to help local authorities prioritise care and support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Coronavirus-Covid-19 Changes to the Care Act 2014