Information and guidance related to public health services, including mental health and isolation.
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- Official information
- Other useful information
PHE blog: novel coronavirus - what you need to know (regularly updated)
Chief Coroner guidance on COVID-19 (pdf, 26 March 2020)
- Care and support
Future NHS Better Care Exchange: COVID-19 section (requires log-in)
Please visit the page COVID-19: adult social care and support for a range of resources on adult social care and health.
Find more info on our Test, Trace and local outbreak management page
- Health inequalities
Public Health England (PHE) in collaboration with the LGA, Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), and NHS England and NHS Improvement, have collated a suite of resources relating to health inequalities and COVID-19 to support place-based approaches to planning and responding to the pandemic, while mitigating against potential impacts on those with the poorest health outcomes:
- COVID-19 place based approach to reducing health inequalities overview
- COVID-19 Summary of Guidance and support for vulnerable groups
- COVID-19 Suggestions for mitigating the impact on health inequalities at a local level
- COVID-19 Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT) for local areas
- COVID-19 Data tools to support local areas
- COVID-19 Estimated population at risk by LA
- Health and Wellbeing
- Mental health and wellbeing
LGA & partners
LGA and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) – a briefing for Directors of Public Health on public mental health and wellbeing issues.
Mobilise’s a virtual 'Cuppa' for carers at 4pm,
The Children’s Society - Young Carers
Children’s and young people’s mental health
Mind for Children and Young People
GOV.UK – looking after people who lack mental capacity including deprivation of liberty safeguards
Campaign to End Loneliness – ideas to help older people stay connected during self-isolation
PHE looking out for each other resources on combating isolation
The Silver Line helpline for older people
Mental Health Foundation: How to look after your mental health
NHSE – FAQs on using FFP 3 Respiratory Protective Equipment, (pdf, 20 March 2020)
The BSIF run a Quality Assurance scheme and can assist with questions around PPE offered, fake documentation and products
- Public health services
For more information, please visit our public health page.
- Support for local leaders
More information on our developing support offer for local leaders is available on our website.
- Test, track and local outbreak planning
More information is available on our test, track and local out break plans page.