COVID-19 Advice for Residents
For the latest advice on COVID-19 visit the COVID-19 Latest Advice web page.
For information regarding COVID-19 testing visit the COVID-19 Testing Information page.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against Coronavirus. Information regarding who can get the vaccine and how you will be informed when you can get it is on the NHS website.
Though they aren’t legal requirements anymore, the following can help you protect yourself and others:
- Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
- Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
- Make space - stay at least two metres apart - or one metre with a face covering or other precautions
- Fresh Air - when spending time with those outside your household, stay outdoors to ensure enough fresh air.
Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from the virus. The NHS provide guidance on hand-washing.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after seven days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
You can get further information about staying at home on the Gov.uk website.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental wellbeing is more than not having a mental health problem; it refers to our ability to get the most out of life and cope with its challenges.
Free support and information can be accessed through the Mental Health and Wellbeing page.
Keeping active is vital to improving and maintaining both physical and mental health.
Find out what is available on our Keeping Active web page.
Keeping Safe in the City
Our Keeping Safe in the City web page provides some simple and effective things we can all do to help reduce the chances of being a victim of crime and provide peace of mind.
Information about pregnancy and the COVID-19 virus can be found on the NHS website.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have put together videos and information to help support you and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free Healthy Vitamins are available for pregnant people, new mothers up to their child’s first birthday and children aged under four years old, living or registered with a GP in City/Hackney at two City locations:
- Chauhan S Chemist on Goswell Road (Golden Lane Estate, EC1M 7AA) - 020 7253 9691
- The City of London Child and Family Centre (St James Passage, Dukes Place, EC3A 5DE)
You can find information about cleaning, repairs, etc. on the Barbican on our dedicated COVID-19 Barbican Estate web page.
To find out more about waste services, visit our dedicate COVID-19 Waste Services page.
Call 999 in an emergency or dial 55 for Silent Solutions and the operator will take you through the process.
For further support and information on Domestic Abuse, visit our Domestic Abuse Support and Information web page.
The death of a loved one at any time can be a challenging and distressing experience for family and friends. In the event of a sudden and unexpected loss due to COVID-19, the impact of the loss can be even greater. Anyone experiencing loss, through COVID-19 or another cause, may experience increased trauma and be cut off from their usual support network. Know that you’re not alone.
Guidance, advice and support to deal with bereavement during this pandemic is available on our Bereavement Support web page.
City Corporation residents can subscribe to a weekly email newsletter which brings together the latest advice and news, and also offers ways to keep yourself active both mentally and physically.
Send your email details to the COVID-19 Bulletin Team and we will add you to our subscriber list.
With growing concern for the safety of some children during the COVID-19 crisis the NSPCC wants more people to know how to get advice and support and where to raise concerns about a child’s wellbeing. Visit NSPCC or call 0808 800 5000 if you are concerned about a child. Alternatively you can contact the City of London’s Children and Families Team.
Some non-essential services may be closed or operate at reduced levels to support social distancing for staff and service users.