We’re in regular contact with partner organisations and monitoring and following the latest government and medical advice.
We have been reviewing our resilience plans so that we can continue to deliver our front-line public services to our residents.
We’ve kept our staff up to date on the latest situation and given guidance on how to minimise the spread of the virus. Where people are able to do so without affecting front line services, we have asked staff to work from home.
We have created a dedicated section on our public website to provide the latest information on our current response to the situation, but also announce any changes to service delivery.
As a precaution we are currently postponing any events or activities that are predominantly aimed at people in high risk groups such as chair yoga.
You may be interested to hear that AGE Concern Oxfordshire has today set up a new helpline to advise anyone worried about the Corona Virus. You can find out more by visiting their website https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/about-us/news/coronavirus/
The following websites are also very useful sources of information, which have been put together by government for the general public:
Public Health England website – updated daily – www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Public Health England have guidance on the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do on their website – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
NHS 111 Coronavirus service has an online questionnaire that helps people to identify if they need to self-isolate – https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
NHS information on how you can self-isolate, if required – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
We will keep in regular contact and will be doing what we can to work with local partners to ensure that vulnerable residents get the advice, help and support they will need over the coming weeks and months.
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