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**CORONAVIRUS**

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

There is separate advice about:

Staying at home if you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus

Staying at home if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus

Symptoms and what to do

Do not leave your 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.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

For the most up to date information and guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public 

HAYFEVER MEDICATION 

If you usually take medication for hayfever please note that we advise you to start taking this from March onwards. If you use medication that is available to purchase over the counter at a pharmacy we will no longer be able to prescribe this for you.  

Please see the below list of over the counter medications for hayfever:

• Acrivastine 8mg capsules
• Cetirizine 10mg tablets and 1mg/ml oral solution
• Loratadine 10mg tablets and 5mg/5ml syrup
• Chlorphenamine 4mg tablets 2mg/5ml oral solution
• Beclomethsone 50mcg/ml nasal spray
• Fluticasone 0.05% w/w nasal spray

Dementia Information

Contact details for support and advice:

Dementia UK Helpline: 0800 888 6678
Dementia UK Website: www.dementiauk.org

Alzheimer’s Society Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Alzheimer’s Society Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

You can help beat Dementia by registering your interest in Dementia Research, click on the following link:  www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk

Local support groups for those with Dementia and their family and carers:

Why not visit the Memory Café?
Marlene Reid Centre, 85 Belvoir Road, LE67 3PH, Coalville.
When is it available? First Friday of every month, 2:00–3.30pm.
Who is it for? People with Dementia and their carers, family and friends

Come and chat to people who have been affected by dementia in a friendly and relaxed, social environment at our dementia café. We often host regular talks by a variety of local services and organisations who promote safety and wellbeing. Dementia cafés provide useful information in a structured and relaxed setting that gives the opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to ask questions and learn from the experiences of people in similar situations.

Click the link for more information: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/popular-now/directories/information-and-support-directory/memory-cafe-coalville

Why not visit the Singing Cafe at Coalville Library?
Coalville Library, High Street, LE67 3EA, Coalville.
When is it available? Friday 1:30-2:30pm
Who's it for? Anyone with mental health challenges such as memory loss and dementia and their carers.

A social club with singing songs from the past for people with mental illnesses and their carers to attend together. Singing along with visual aids, words on screen, sometimes video pictures, use of musical instruments, also just chatting together

Click the link for more information: http://www.singingcafe.co.uk/



 
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