Coronavirus updates

Local updates

A British Sign Language guide to your COVID-19 vaccination, signed by Kirsty Gray, with the assistance of Ryan Ball and Sandwell Deaf Community Association.

Advice for the homeless during COVID 19 (Groundswell)

Local restrictions in Sandwell – Christmas Bubble update

Booking a Covid Test

Covid Winter Grant Scheme (Sandwell Council)

COVID-19: What you need to know when visiting a care home (Healthwatch England)

COVID-19: What you need to know when visiting a care home (Healthwatch England)

Update on Covid-19 Testing

People urged to download NHS Covid app launching this week

Covid rules: What are the new coronavirus restrictions?

Check the latest advice on COVID-19 from Sandwell Council

Local restrictions in Sandwell

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(West Midlands Ambulance Service)

Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?

Coronavirus advice from Sandwell Council

Self isolation at home advice (From Healthy Sandwell)

Households leaflet NP Self isolating at home

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG promote Walsall For All COVID 19 guidance

Public Health update (From Sandwell Council)

COVID-19 advice and guidance letter to community organisations

Food boxes (From Sandwell Council)

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Sandwell’s COVID-19 Outbreak Plan (from Healthy Sandwell)

Coronavirus (COVID19) Hints and Tips for Young People in Sandwell (from Sandwell Childrens Safeguarding Board)

Baggies team up with midwives to deliver maternity clinics (from Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals)

Sandwell Together Keeping in touch by phone or Facetime (from Sandwell Advocacy/SCVO)

Covid-19 (coronavirus) information and advice for people who may become very ill and their families and friends (from Sandwell Council)

Self Isolation (from Healthy Sandwell)

Safe At Home – Covid-19 (Safeguarding) (from

Council support for vulnerable residents – and how people and businesses can volunteer and help (from Sandwell Council)

Coronavirus Community Support Groups (from Sandwell Trends)

What’s happening where you are (from SCVO)

COVID-19 Community Action and Support – Sandwell (from SCVO)

Coronavirus: support for Sandwell businesses (from Think Sandwell)

Coronavirus: Public Information (from Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust)

Coronavirus – advice and information (from Sandwell Council)

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATED 16/3 (from Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG)

National Update

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COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Local restriction tiers: what you need to know

COVID-19: What you need to know when visiting a care home

Joint statement on UK-wide Christmas arrangements from the UK Government and Devolved Administrations

Test and Trace – translated posters

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 from GOV.UK

Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus

What are people telling us about COVID-19

A discussion about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advice about the Coronavirus

(courtesy Healthwatch Warrington)

Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health

Funders for Covid-19: Help for not-for-profits

Benefits and Coronavirus (from Turn2Us)

Cancer and coronavirus Survey (from Macmillan Cancer Support)

£750 Million Coronavirus Funding for Frontline Charities (from SCVO)

Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp (from GOV.UK)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes (from GOV.UK)

Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person (From GOV.UK)

Policy changes that you need to know about during COVID-19 (from Healthwatch England)

Cancer and Coronavirus (from the Eve Appeal)

We’re here for you through COVID-19 (from Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis)

Coronavirus and mental wellbeing (from Every Mind Matters)

10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus (from Every Mind Matters)

What should the autism community know about the coronavirus outbreak? (from Autism Speaks)

Support for Palliative Care and End of Life

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Sickle Cell Disorder (from the Sickle Cell Society)

Latest Covid-19 news (from RNIB)

Aphasia guide to coronavirus (from Speakeasy)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) if you’re affected by terminal illness (from Marie Curie)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak (from Homeless Link) Advice for people who sleep rough or live in a hostel (from Groundswell)

Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak (from Mental Health Foundation) (from Young Minds)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and cancer (from Cancer Research UK)

Coronavirus: what it means for you if you have heart or circulatory disease (from the British Heart Foundation)

Health advice for people with asthma (from Asthma UK)

Specialty guides (from NHS England and NHS Improvement coronavirus)

Coronavirus (from the Deaf Help Charity – Sign Help)

ME Association Guidance: Coronavirus and ME/CFS (from ME Association)

Coronavirus Covid-19: Latest Government advice and what it means for people with ME/CFS (from the ME Association

Young Carers – Understanding coronavirus (from The Mix)

Guidance on Coronavirus (from the Carers Trust)

Coronavirus: Advice for people with health conditions (from BBC News)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – advice for people living with diabetes (from Diabetes UK)

Coronavirus: Advice for people with health conditions (from BBC News)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – what you need to know (from Public Health England)

Coronavirus – don’t be caught out by fake news (from the Patients Association)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for social care (from the Social Care Institute for Excellence)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in 32 languages (from Doctors of the World)

Coronavirus – what to do (from the Patients Association)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response (from GOV.UK)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) (from NHS.UK)

Foreign travel advice (from GOV.UK)

Regional Updates

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Latest Local Picture

Protecting public from cruel coronavirus scammers (from West Midlands Police)