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We are continuing to work with colleagues in the NHS and Public Health England to do everything we can to delay the spread of coronavirus and ensure the people of Lancashire are protected.
As of 20 May 2020, Public Health England reported 3,406 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Lancashire - see regional breakdown of cases in England.
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Good hygiene remains the best prevention and you should continue to take some simple steps to protect you and your family:
There is clear, helpful information on the NHS website about the symptoms of coronavirus and the steps to take.
Stay at home if you have either:
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
The government are providing a coronavirus information service via WhatsApp
The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services.
Our focus is on providing the essential services which support the most vulnerable people in Lancashire.
The following services have been affected by the coronavirus, and there will be some changes to what we are able to provide:
We will continue to carefully evaluate each service given the unprecedented and changing circumstances we are facing. We will update the information on a regular basis.
Community hubs have been created in each district across Lancashire to coordinate support and help which is available for those in need.
If you feel isolated, vulnerable and in need of volunteer support you can fill out a community support referral form and a member of the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership will contact you.
If you are a group or organisation that can help support vulnerable people at this time please visit Our Lancashire.
Talkzone advice and information line
Families can get support, advice and information online and over the phone through our Talkzone service. Talkzone is open from 8.30am to 10pm each weekday, and from 2pm to 10pm on weekends.
Support for clinically extremely vulnerable people
If you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, you can register with gov.uk for support. You’ll be able to ask for help, for example, getting deliveries of essential supplies like food or medicine.
Register for yourself or on someone else's behalf. GOV.UK: Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person
If you consider yourself vulnerable but don’t meet this criteria there is still help available through the Community Hubs.
Age UK Lancashire
Age UK Lancashire provides an information and Advice Line for:
Call Age UK on 0300 303 1234 or visit the Age UK Lancashire website.
The Age Concern Coronavirus Support Service is aimed at helping those within self-isolation and their carers to access:
Various levels of support are available across Lancashire.
To refer in to the service or to enquire about volunteering, please contact Age Concern Central Lancashire through the Coronavirus Helpline: (01772) 552850 (Option Zero) or visit the website: https://www.ageisjustanumber.org.uk/covid-19-referral/
If you are struggling with your mental health, then the NHS Every Mind Matters website has lots of tips and advice to help you.
Guidance is also available on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Public Health England and government departments have provided additional guidance about coronavirus for:
If your business has been affected by the coronavirus Boost Business Lancashire has a dedicated #AskForHelp team ready to assist.
If you have a business or organisation that could offer spare safety equipment, then please get in touch. Any donated equipment would be used to protect key workers from various organisations.
We have produced some guidance for education providers which follows government guidance. This will be regularly updated:
We have also pulled together some online educational resources for parents to help children to learn at home.
We have produced some guidance for care providers, which follows government guidance. This will be regularly updated: