Coronavirus useful links

DVLA guidelines:

Children with Non Covid illness guidelines:

Child non COVID illness

The NHS in Cumbria and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Further information is available on

Covid19 - Patients who need support whilst staying at home

We know many patients are asking for wider help and support during this time – whether they are in the shielding group or not.  Here are some places you can go to for more information:

Highest Clinical Risk Group (only (1.5m)  







Anyone in need (including those in the highest clinical risk group)

·         All patients at highest clinical risk who are shielding are asked to register to the Government Support website. This service provides access to food and medications whilst at home if needed.

·         To access this, patients must be flagged as highest clinical risk by the central process, their GP or a hospital specialist. 

·         Please note, there may be a short delay between the flag being applied and support arriving. 


·          NHS Volunteer Responders: you can submit a live referral for an individual that needs support or an NHS service that requires volunteers providing they meet the referring criteria at or on 0808 196 3382.

·         Volunteers can provide: (1) Check in and chat support – short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation (note, this is not mental health advice); (2) Community support – collection of shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home; (3) Patient Transport – transport to take patients home who are medically fit for discharge.

·          Health at home – is a webpage that gives them an overview of NHS services that are available, such as how to order repeat prescriptions online and get them delivered (

·         Public Health England have provided some guidance on looking after mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

·         Local councils are working with voluntary sector organisations and local communities to support residents in the response to COVID-19. You can signpost them to, where they can locate their council and associated website where they can find all this information

·         The government has provided advice on employment and financial support on their website: 

Covid 19 Helpline

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