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Coronavirus: Updates and information

We are adapting our services as the situation changes. For details and to find out how to get help or volunteer to help others, visit our 'Coronavirus: Help for communities' page. Please follow the official NHS and government advice.

Coronavirus: NHS and government guidance

We all need to take action to spread out the peak of this illness, to help our health services manage demand and protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

Follow the NHS’s coronavirus guidance on when to stay at home and for how long. The guidance also includes further information about coronavirus, and contains links to other useful information.

See also the government’s advice – Coronavirus: what you need to do. It includes information for businesses and schools, and about travel and much more.

Health advice

For more information, check the following links:

To avoid catching or spreading coronavirus, the NHS recommends:

  • do wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • do always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • do use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • do cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • do put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • do try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Coordination hub

Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council have launched a Covid-19 coordination hub to provide targeted support for those most at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.

The hub will focus on providing access to food, medicines and other supplies. It will also manage the redeployment of staff, volunteers and resources to help critical services such as the NHS and social care.

Advice for schools

The government’s advice for schools provides advice for staff in childcare, schools, and further and higher educational institutions.

The Department for Education has set up a helpline to answer questions about coronavirus for staff, parents and young people:

British Red Cross Community Reserve Volunteer scheme

The British Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help it support the country’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

You don’t need any specialist skills, and quick training will be provided when you arrive to help. You must be 18 or older to volunteer.