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Coronavirus is a virus that affects your lungs and airways. Find out about the symptoms of coronavirus and the steps to take to stop it spreading from the Age UK website

Advice on Coronavirus can also be found on the Public Health England website

There is a lot of misinformation and rumours going around about Covid-19. The following is a trusted source of accurate information that will help keep you and your family fully informed and safe https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Local Support

Cheshire East: Cheshire East Council has an excellent online resource for anyone either wanting help during this difficult time, or offering support. You can access this via their website

Knutsford: A support group has been established in Knutsford for vulnerable people in the town. Their website can be accessed at www.weareknutsford.org

Congleton: Congleton Town Council has an online information page about support available in the town which can be accessed via their website

Poynton: Poynton Town Council has an online information page about support available in the town which can be accessed via their website

Priority shopping at supermarkets

A number of supermarkets are offering older people priority shopping at particular times of the day.  This is being constantly updated so please check individual websites for details and let older people know: 

Tesco (Priority shopping for older people between 9am & 10am every Monday, Wednesday & Friday - not Tesco Express)

Sainsburys (Priority shopping for older people between 8am and 9am Monday, Wednesday & Friday)

Co-Op (priority shopping available - check website for details)

Booths (Monday to Friday 9.30am - 11.00am slot reserved for older customers) 

Waitrose (first hour of trading each day for older and vulnerable people)

Marks & Spencers (first hour of trading on Monday & Thursday for elderly or vulnerable clients)

Policy Statement (4 March 2020)