How can we support our neighbours and stay safe from COVID-19?

In these unprecedented times, there has never been a greater need for communities to pull together. We want to make sure people feel supported, safe and included in their community, whilst maintaining their health and well-being.

This page aims to provide additional advice and guidance for your safety during the Coronavirus outbreak. If you are concerned about COVID-19 and want to find out more information, please visit - Government information & advice (GOV.UK). 

Staying safe whilst interacting with others

If you are volunteering to support another member of Our Monmouthshire, you must follow the official government advice. 

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not disclose information about the person you are supporting via the platform. If you wish to report a concern about another members activity, please contact the desgnated platform co-ordinator (via the contact page).

Stay connected and healthy whilst isolating

If you have a cough or have experienced a high temperature, the advice is to follow the NHS guidelines which states:

  • Continue to stay at home if you have either:

    • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

    To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

    Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

Need some help or ideas to stay connected or get support whilst at home?

Check out the Coronvirus campaign activities added by wonderful organisations and neighbours in your community 

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Supporting others in the community

We know there are many vulnerable people in our communities who will be badly affected by the Coronavirus, not just in terms of getting ill but by being unable to access services and their support network.

The aim of our campaign is to unlock the creativity and compassion of the community to support each other through this challenge. You'll be able to share and view ideas for supporting others, respond to direct requests and see what is happening in your community.

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