We would like to thank all of our customers for their continued support throughout this challenging year. Our offices will be closed for the festive break and will reopen on Monday 4, January. Although our office will be closed over…
If you’re at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus, staying safe and healthy during the pandemic is particularly important. Following the tips below will help you during lockdown whether you are at high risk or are a carer for a family member or friend who is.
Make sure you have at least a 30-day supply of prescription medicines if you are able to. If possible, reduce your trips to the pharmacy or ask for the pharmacy to deliver your prescriptions.
Take time to enjoy a hobby or learn a new skill. This helps keep your mind active. Try a variety of things, this will help you fill your time with positive experiences.
Get a seasonal flu jab. If you are over 65 or have a health condition that affects your lungs, the flu jab will be free for you.
If you do go outside, make sure to wear a mask if you can and wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds to stop the spread of germs. Use hand sanitiser gel with at least 60% alcohol content on your hands and wrists if you don’t have access to fresh running water and soap.
Maintain 6 feet distance from others who do not live with you. This distance will make sure that illnesses are not spread to you.
Exercise strengthens your immune system so stay physically active to keep your body strong enough to be able to fight off infections and viruses.
You may feel stressed, depressed or anxious if you are shielding. You can learn and practice healthy habits to cope with stress. If you feel down, try talking to a friend or family member, journaling and practising mindfulness techniques (paying attention to your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you). The NHS offer therapy and counselling services that can also help. You can find out more by contacting your GP or going to the NHS website.
Keep up-to-date with government recommendations and get information from reliable sources, such as the government website, neutral news outlets and your healthcare workers.