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COVID -19 information

The page aims to give you advice and information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Restriction remain in place across the country (21April 2021). In England: 

  • Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
  • Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside
  • Work from home if you can and minimise travel
  • If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

 Further information is available from

Caring for someone who is unwell can be difficult at any time, but with the current coronavirus pandemic it is probably feeling a lot more worrying and stressful as one carer has said “it’s like being in a pressure cooker”.  When we care for someone, we do what we can to have all of the answers. We prepare in any way we can to prevent further stress and this probably feels more difficult as the guidance/situation is changing so quickly. 

Information about support availability both locally and nationally is available here:

NHS teams across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight continue to work at pace to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme to those in our communities who are most at risk. A huge thank you to all colleagues who are working together to support local delivery of the programme. Details about the local vaccination can be found here:

General information about the COVID-19 vaccination is available here:

Our mental and physical health and wellbeing has been and continues to be impacted by the affects of the pandemic. Here is some general advice and links to useful website to help your look after yourself: 
  • It can be helpful to acknowledge emotions of anxiety as they come and then try to let them pass on. Try not to reject these emotions as this can create a bottleneck of feelings and then they can come all at once. 
  • Keep in contact with your family and friends regularly. You could use your phone or perhaps Skype if you have it. Writing letters are another great way of staying in contact! Try to check in on older relatives or neighbours if you can, giving can provide a sense of purpose.
  • Try to keep some structure to your day. If you're working from home, it might help to create a space for work so you can walk away from it at the end of the day to relax. Here is some great advice on working from home.
  • Only look at trusted sources of information. There is lots of incorrect information doing the rounds at this time, and it is essential that you only look to trusted and reliable sources of information during this time. This is a trusted source of information. Others include the NHS website and the Government website. If you are looking on social media (Twitter and Facebook) look out for a blue tick next to the account name - this means the account is verified and trusted.
  • Keep your body moving! Exercise is a fantastic way to improve your physical and mental health. Whether it's a home work out, getting moving in the garden if you have one, or your allotted time outside to exercise. 
  • Make sure you take time for yourself. Whilst it may be difficult to find time to yourself, it's important to take even just a couple of minutes to process and relax. It might be a bath at the end of the day, or your daily walk outside before the rest of the house gets up. 
  • To stay fit and healthy, the NHS recommends to get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, or around 20 to 30 minutes a day. These website may help: 
    NHS One You home workouts  - easy 10 minute cardio workout and strengthening workout

    The Body Coach - Joe Wicks - P.E workouts every day of the week and a range of other home workouts


    A guide to yoga - a NHS guide on yoga, the benefits and how to get started
    NHS Fitness Studio - exercise sessions focused on toning and strengthening your muscles 


Visiting is welcomed in our inpatient setting, in a very careful and COVID-19 secure way.  If you would like to visiting someone in our inpatient settings then please make sure you contact the ward or team to discuss the arrangement. Two people are allowed to visit from different households, but we ask that you do not do this at the same time. 

You will be asked to wear a mask and abide by social distancing rules. Please DO NOT visit our sites if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you are within a self isolation period or you have tested positive. 

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