Help and advice
For organisations in and around Stevenage offering help and advice click here
Daisy Cooper, MP for St. Albans, has put together lots of information on help and support for businesses, the self-employed, tax, physical and mental health, community initiatives, help paying your bills, and more. Some of these are specific to St. Albans but others are relevant to all. You can find them on her website here: https://www.daisycooper.org.uk/covid19
For information and advice about using face coverings click here.
Visit the NHS website here if you need medical information or advice about the coronavirus, or phone the NHS on 111.
How to get a test for Covid-19
Drive-through testing sites are open every day in Welwyn Garden City and on various days of the week in Hertford, Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage.
To book a test, go online to www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ and enter your details. The booking system will show which test locations are available in the following 24hrs.
Online resources for you to use
These online resources are produced by volunteers and public bodies.
Please use them and share them with your friends and neighbours. We will be updating it regularly as more resources become available.
People may have concerns about transmitting the virus via paper. Current health advice is that delivering items to people’s letterboxes is ok, as set out in the Royal Mail’s statement on their continuing to deliver the post: www.royalmail.com/coronavirus
Where can I find the latest advice?
The latest UK Government advice is available at gov.uk/coronavirus
The latest England medical advice is available at nhs.uk/coronavirus
The latest Scotland medical advice is available at nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
Taking sensible precautions while helping others
Please take all appropriate medical advice seriously before calling on anyone and look to emulate best practice, such as from online supermarket delivery services.
- Hygiene – washing our hands more regularly soap and water for 20 seconds. You may want to take hand sanitiser (at least 60% alcohol content) out with you.
- Social distancing – including not shaking hands with residents or colleagues, keeping 2m apart, leaving things on doorsteps
All across the UK communities and individuals are developing new ideas and new resources for how we can care for our neighbours at this difficult time. If you’ve developed a community resource and would like it shared on this site, email us at [email protected]