How you can help during the Covid-19 pandemic



How you can help during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As Covid-19 continues to spread across the UK (and the rest of the world), we wanted to put together a short blog listing ways in which you can help slow down the spread of the virus and help in other ways. This post contains zero paid links, we just want to help spread any help we can to as many people as possible.

It goes without saying that we should all be following the rules put in place by the government, these can all be found on the gov.uk website.

The main thing you can do is STAY AT HOME.

You don’t need to cancel seeing your friends, you just need to change the venue to your home! The app ‘House Party’ is taking the app stores by storm. Download the app, sync your contacts and bring on the (virtual) party! You can chat and play games, there’s plenty to keep the fun going! Download the app here - House Party App

Covi-19 Symptom Tracker

COVID Symptom tracker lets anyone healthy or with symptoms share valuable information with researchers and the NHS. Just take 1-minute to self-report daily.

By using the app, you can help scientists identify:

• High-risk areas in the UK.

• Who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions.

• How fast the virus is spreading in your area.

Download the app here.

GoodSAM

The NHS needs you!

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this they need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people into NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.

You can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks listed on their site. Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to 'on duty', and you'll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.

You can find more info over at the GoodSAM website.

Also, check another recent blog of ours to learn how you can help spread some #ViralKindness

There’s a part for us all to play during this pandemic and a little bit of help will go a long way!

Comments

Jeanette Meek
25th of March 2020 20:28:12
Posted by Jeanette Meek
I am so sorry I'd love to help with I am at home as high risk I have a brain tumour and haveung chemotherapy treatment
Heather Wigley
25th of March 2020 19:44:47
Posted by Heather Wigley
I am sorry I would like to help but I am one of the 1.5 million people at risk. I send my best wishes to everyone and hope everyone stays well.
Samantha Baumgardner
25th of March 2020 19:33:13
Posted by Samantha Baumgardner
I'm sorry. I have received information I am extremely vulnerable my consultant advised me to say isolated for 12 weeks. My heart goes out to all volunteers, but I'm useless. I'll be of no help and I am so very sorry :( God Bless x
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