Health news 6/4/2020

Vale Heroes – helping residents affected by Covid-19

Could you be someone’s hero? Are you looking for help from a hero? Vale Heroes is bringing together voluntary groups and businesses across the Vale of Glamorgan who are working to help residents affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Read more

Further action to protect people at highest risk from coronavirus

The Welsh Government is contacting people in Wales who have been identified as being at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus. Read more

Simple steps to help your GP Practice help you

As the coronavirus pandemic continue to progress, pressure on all our NHS services will increase. We have put together 7 simple steps to help you get the right healthcare and support, while also helping your local GP practice. Read more

Novel Coronavirus (COVID–19) temporarily pauses some of the screening programmes in Wales

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement of plans to suspend non-urgent outpatient appointments and non-urgent surgical admissions and procedures in order to redirect staff and resources to support the response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Welsh Government have agreed the recommendations of Public Health Wales to temporarily pause some of the population based screening programmes. Read more

Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Updated: 12:00 Wednesday 25 March Read more

Five things you need to know about sending your child to school, key workers and social distancing

Important information for parents employed in key worker roles (from Vale of Glamorgan Council website) Read more

Vale of Glamorgan Council closes all public spaces

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council has taken the decision to close parks and public spaces until further notice in response to the Coronavirus outbreak Read more

Coronavirus Updates 2020

The latest Vale of Glamorgan Council service information during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read more

Information from British Heart Foundation

BHF have a lot of supportive information and a Helpline for patients who are at risk of or who have Heart and Circulatory conditions. Read more

Directory of Third Sector Services

This briefing provides information about third sector front line services, and helplines, which can support people during the Covid-19 crisis. It also includes information about other services and community hubs. Read more

Coronavirus: Ways to stay social online while in self-isolation

Everyone should avoid non-essential contact with others to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the prime minister has said. As schools shut and some people work from home, many are feeling cut off from their everyday hobbies and social lives. Read more

Coronavirus: Testing rolled out to NHS staff in Wales

Frontline NHS staff in Wales are to be screened for coronavirus to help the health service cope with the outbreak. Read more

Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Statement from Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales Read more

COVID-19: Changes to standard and enhanced ID checking guidelines

Temporary changes to ID checking guidelines are being made as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

COVID-19 guidance for support groups working in the community

Glamorgan Voluntary Services has produced the attached guidance for new and emerging support groups working in the community. We would be grateful if you could pass this on to all who may be interested. Read more

East Vale Community Transport have two buses available

East Vale Community Transport have two buses available which are currently being under utilised by community groups during this period of uncertainty. Read more

Coronavirus: How to exercise while staying at home

The Green Goddess – the original keep-fit queen of the 80s – is making a comeback on BBC Breakfast. Eighty-year-old Diana Moran will be doing exercises three times a week from self-isolation so viewers can follow along at home. Read more

Simple steps to help your pharmacy help you

The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Wales today (Thursday 19th March) set out five simple steps everyone can take to get the right support from their community pharmacy during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation?

Everybody in the UK has been asked to stop non-essential contact with other people and avoid all unnecessary travel. This is known as social distancing. It follows people with flu-like symptoms being asked to self-isolate at home, to avoid infecting others. Read more

Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Statement from Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales Read more

Council Leader responds to COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, made the following statement. Read more

Virtual Helpline Supporting Children & Young People Of Wales Covid-19

Children, young people, and the professionals who work with them can still access vital information, advice and advocacy from Meic Cymru, the bilingual, Welsh Government-funded helpline during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

Free webinar for carers from Carers Trust South East Wales

FREE webinars for unpaid carers. We are running two webinars about supporting carers within our communities, completely free of charge! Read more

Welsh Ambulance Service Special Info Burst – Coronavirus update

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Senedd Research on Coronavirus: Help and information for people in Wales

We’re getting in touch to let you know about help and information on the coronavirus pandemic for people in Wales. Read more

Coronavirus: resources for people with a learning disability

Learning Disability Wales have gathered together the latest useful resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19), including some good easy read guides, for people with a learning disability in Wales. Read more

New Carers Gateway aims to transform support for unpaid carers

A new gateway service will act as the first point of contact for anyone with an unpaid caring responsibility in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Read more

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