Community Resilience Update
The Northamptonshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) has set up a Strategic Co-ordinating Group in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have taken some excerpts from the latest update to share with parents.
We continue to receive calls from members of the public who need help, so please promote the number where you can to anyone who needs assistance and help to support Northamptonshire’s vulnerable residents. As a reminder, the dedicated support line is:
0300 126 1000 (option 5)
Mental Health Support
Northamptonshire has launched its very first Integrated Mental Health Response Hub - a 24/7 telephone support system for our community. If you are feeling anxious or stressed or feeling that you need a bit of support with your mental wellbeing, you can get support from a helpful Mental Health Navigator by calling 0300 330 1011.
If you are helping someone in need and have a Twitter or Facebook account, please post about your role using the hashtag #NorthantsTogether just like this tweet below.
|Don’t forget, we would love to see pictures of you wearing your hi-vis jackets and helping those in need. Please always ask for permission before posting pictures of others. Please also make sure that people are practising social distancing in any images and are two metres apart.|
Key Locality Specific Information
The Community Resilience Hub are working with fantastic Local Community Resilience Teams in the Boroughs and Districts, these are:
Key Public Messaging (National and Local)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection. If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (a new continuous cough and / or high temperature), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
If you live with others, anyone who develops symptoms in your household must stay at home for 7 days – and everyone else in the household who remains well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
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. For more information about when to call 111 and advice about staying at home click here.
All members of the public should remain at home unless necessary (for essential food supplies, medical care, essential work or one form of exercise per day but not in a group). Full details are available here.
Those who are over 70, have underlying health conditions or are pregnant are advised to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.
Those who are extremely vulnerable (have organ transplants, specific cancers, severe respiratory diseases, have genetic conditions that increase risk of infection, are on immunosuppression therapies that significantly increase risk of infection or are pregnant with an underlying heart condition) to remain home at all times and avoid face-to-face contact.
People who have coronavirus-like symptoms are being tested to see if they currently have the virus. Testing has also been expanded to include:
- all essential workers including NHS and social care workers with symptoms
- anyone over 65 with symptoms
- anyone with symptoms whose work cannot be done from home
- anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus that lives with those groups identified above
- Social care workers and residents in care homes (with or without symptoms) are now being tested, as well as NHS workers and patients without symptoms where there is a clinical need. Full details here.
Regular social media (all partners)
Please regularly retweet:
https://twitter.com/NHSEngland NHS England
https://twitter.com/PHE_uk Public Health England
https://twitter.com/mycountycouncil - Northamptonshire County Council https://twitter.com/NorthantsEPTeam - Northamptonshire Emergencies
Other accounts to keep an eye on and retweet as necessary:
https://twitter.com/NorthantsPH - Northamptonshire Public health
https://twitter.com/NHSNene - Northants CCGs
https://twitter.com/NHSCorby - Corby CCGs
https://twitter.com/NHFTNHS - NHFT
https://twitter.com/KettGeneral - Kettering General Hospital
https://twitter.com/NGHnhstrust - Northampton General Hospital
Borough & District Councils
https://twitter.com/KetteringBC - Kettering Borough Council
https://twitter.com/DaventryDC - Daventry District Council
https://twitter.com/NorthamptonBC - Northampton Borough Council
https://twitter.com/CorbyBC - Corby Borough Council
https://twitter.com/SNorthantsC - South Northants Council
https://twitter.com/ENCouncil - East Northants Council
https://twitter.com/BCWboro - Wellingborough Council
https://twitter.com/N_Watch - Neighbourhood watch Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/ourwatch/ - Neighbourhood watch – Facebook
www.facebook.com/northantssar - Northants Search & Rescue
https://www.facebook.com/northantsacre/ - Northamptonshire Acre
Corby Voluntary Community Service (CVCS)
mobile - 07758 383186
Daventry Volunteer Centre (DVC)
Tel: 01327 300614 or Mob: 07793 011491
Kettering Voluntary Network (KVN)
Nene Valley Community Action (NVCA) (covering Wellingborough)
Telephone: 01933 313526
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
South Northants Volunteer Bureau (snvb)
Tel: 01327 358264
or email email@example.com
Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire (VIN)
Tel: 01604 637522
or email: Info@voluntaryimpact.org.uk
This is an abridged version, containing information relevant to us specifically. If you wish to see the full update, it can be downloaded below.
For more information about how the Strategic Coordination Centre manages Northamptonshire’s COVID-19 response, please visit here.