Covid - 19 Coronavirus - links to the key agencies and organisations to go to for advice
What is Coronavirus Covid-19?
Coronaviruses are types of viruses which are common across the world. This strain, covid-19, is a new strain of coronavirus. COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. The NHS will contact you from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You'll be given specific advice about what to do.
The following links might be useful.
- The latest advice and developments on the Covid - 19 situation can be found on the government website and the Government Action Plan
- Scottish Goverenment - Coronavirus in Scotland
- Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) - action plan
- Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK
- Government Stay at home Guidance
- For advice on how to help prevent the spread of the disease or what to do if you feel unwell go the the NHS website
- Public Health England advice on coronavirus in places of education
- The Government website has advice and information for educational settings
- The Outdoor Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) also have an advice page
- ACAS Guidance on Good Practice: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employees, employers and businesses
- HMRC phone helpline for any business or self-employed individual who is concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus to get practical help and advice. Call 0800 0159 559 and website
- Helpful info from Sport England on how to stay active while at home
- The NCVO has a web page of practial support to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take in light of the spread of the covid-19 viru- For latest news and updates about Covid -19, see the World Health Organisation (WHO) website
- TES: Coronavirus and schools: LIVE. A one-stop shop for teachers who want to know what impact the outbreak of the virus will have on their working lives.
- The Duke of Edinbrugh Award and Covid-19
- Coronavirus explained in 60 seconds (BBC website)
- WHO - Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak
- Should you go climbing outdoors and hill walking? BMC advice (17/3/20)
- National Trust - (17/3/20) The National Trust will, where possible, open as many of its gardens and parks for free. UPDATE 23/3/20 - NT parks are now closed.
- UK Youth launches advice for coronavirus (18/3/20) - simple support for youth workers and young people
- National Youth guidance to support youth workers and volunteersAgency, Covid-19 guidance to support youth workers and volunteersguidance to support youth workers and volunteersguidance to support youth workers and volunteers guidance to support youth workers and volunteers guidance to support youth workers and volunteersguidance to support youth workers and volunteers
- Mountaineering Scotland - Coronavirus Advice on all aspects of hill-walking, mountaineering, skiing and climbing
- RSPB reserves remain open (as of 16/3/20) for anyone who is well and would like to get some fresh air and enjoy watching nature.
The WHO also have a document about 'Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19' see the document link below.