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Corona virus (Covid-19) Update

Published on 08 July 2020 12:49 PM

It is so important to keep up to date with official advice during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, especially for older people. We have gathered together the major web pages you may wish to consult here on one page.

We will regularly visit and post short sentences describing any changes but please always check by clicking through your preferred link and following the options offered.

If you are struggling to get the essentials you need during this period, please ring our main phone number on 01977 552114 and one of our team members will help you.

Click here for a guide to our services during the coronuvirus outbreak 

Please refer to the following trusted sources for your information about Coronavirus (Covid-19):

UK Government website

Providing all the latest updates across all areas of activity. Our recommendation is now that you access these webpages and use the clear menu to access the information you require which is updated as things change. We recommend the first section called ‘Protect yourself and others from coronvirus’

Updated 14.07.20 COVID-19: guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus (shielding) - an easy-read guide

Updated 17.07.20 Meeting people from outside your household

Published 14.07.20 Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own

Advice updated 4 July 2020

2.1 Does easing restrictions apply to healthy 70 year olds and over?

Yes. However, the advice for those aged 70 and over continues to be that they should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household.

If they do go out more frequently, they should be careful to maintain distance from others. They and everyone should continue to comply with any general social distancing restrictions.

We know that those aged 70 and over can be absolutely fit and healthy and it’s not the case that everybody over 70 has a chronic health condition or an underlying disease.

But unfortunately, we also know that as you get older, there is a higher risk of coronavirus having a more serious impact with infection. Complications and deaths are more common in the elderly, even those without pre-existing conditions.

Wakefield Council

Providing information on local services and national guidelines re: Covid-19

Here you will find information on any council venue closures or changes to services or support on offer to you. Please note this is a rapidly changing situation so please check regularly for updates. Thank you. 

Alzheimer’s Society

A useful site for people who are living with dementia or caring for loved ones with dementia

A page full of useful links and advice

Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Organised Crime Unit

In light of the increase in Coronavirus (COVID-19) scams we have set up this page to help keep people informed about how they can stay safe online.

Looking after your mental health:

NHS - Every Mind Matters: 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus

NHS - Every Mind Matters: how to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home

MIND – Great tips on managing self-isolation

Public Health England – An explicit guidance on mental health in the crisis.
To help you develop a personalised plan for supporting your mental health

HEALTH INNOVATION NETWORK - Activities for Older Adults - During COVID19
Although this guide has been developed to address these issues in care settings, it contains some valuable resource links that may be useful to your clients and their families

Looking after your physical health

Public Health England Active at Home
This booklet has been developed to support older people and those who are shielded to
be active and healthy at home

If you aren’t expecting us, it isn’t us!

Age UK Wakefield District Staff and Volunteers will never just turn up unexpected at your door. We are always responding to your request to us for help and we ring in advance to tell you we are coming so you know when to expect us. All our staff and volunteers carry ID badges so do not believe anyone claiming to come from Age UK Wakefield District who turns up unannounced and without a correct ID badge. If you need help for yourself or anyone in the Wakefield District who is over 50 please call our main number 01977 552114 and we will help in any way we can.