Stay at home to stop Coronavirus spreading
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
You can only leave your home:
to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
for any medical need – for example, to attend appointments, visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary
Voluntary Action Doncaster are committed to keeping you informed and up to date with the latest information and we have a series of links and resources below that have been collated by for us to share locally.
We will be keeping our website updated with information as it becomes available.
There is also a dedicated page on Coronavirus for Doncaster on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/CovidDoncaster – please like and follow this page for accurate local information
Voluntary Action Doncaster know that it is important that we provide the public, staff and volunteers, as well as the wider Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector with up-to-date and accurate information about coronavirus.
There’s a growing number of resources available online, but we need to ensure what we share is relevant and comes from reputable sources.
The most important information you can share
- The latest updates: The Government website has information about how to protect yourself and others, steps communities should be taking, and updates on coronavirus cases in the UK.
- The latest medical advice: The NHS explains the symptoms of coronavirus, how to avoid catching and spreading it, and advice for people at high risk.
- Campaign materials: Public Health England has a number of resources, such as leaflets, posters, and guides.
1. Public advice and information
- What is the difference between self-isolation and social distancing? (British Lung Foundation)
- Information for pregnant women (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
- Information for deaf people or those hard of hearing (Sign Health)
- Looking after your mental health during an outbreak (WHO)
- Support for people experiencing homelessness (Groundswell)
- Guidance for carers (Carers UK)
2. Information for staff and volunteers
- Guidance on who is a key worker and educational provision (Government)
- New online service providing proof of coronavirus absence from work (NHS Digital)
- How to access financial support if you or your business is affected (Government)
- Supporting yourself and your team’s wellbeing (Mind)
- Guidance for the charity sector (Government)
- Your organisation: Information on sick leave, AGMs/board meetings, contingency planning, and financial implications (NCVO)
3. Resources from the wider health and social care sector
- How should health and care systems change discharge arrangements? (Government)
- What can patients expect from their doctors? (General Medical Council)
- Supporting planning and organisation of adult social care (Government)
We will be continuing to share this information and the links through all of our communications channels.