Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.  It’s caused by a virus called Coronavirus.

The guidance on the measures needed in response to Coronavirus have been changing rapidly. It’s worth always checking the latest information from Public Health Wales.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting the whole of society, and there are a wide range of resources available, from information about the virus, to what it means for businesses and resources to help specific groups.We’ve included some of the links to the latest information here:

 

Public Health Wales - https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

Public Health Wales Daily Statement - https://covid19-phwstatement.nhs.wales/

Senedd Research covers a wide range of issues relevant to Wales, including work, housing, and education, and updated regularly https://seneddresearch.blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-constituency-support/

Welsh Government - https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Welsh Government: Looking Out for Each Other Campaign - https://gov.wales/safe-help

Public Health Wales: 'How are you doing?' campaign - https://phw.nhs.wales/news/public-health-wales-launches-new-covid-19-wellbeing-campaign/

UK Government - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

Information to Support Agencies

ACAS Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees - https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) - https://www.wlga.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-councils

 

Mental Wellbeing

Mind Cymru – Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing -   https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Mental Health Foundation - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

UK Government - Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19

Mental Health at Work -  https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/

 

Information for Specific Groups

Children’s Commissioner for Wales - https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/coronavirus/

Learning Disability Wales - Coronavirus: resources for people with a learning disability https://www.ldw.org.uk/project/coronavirus/

Carers UK - https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

British Heart Foundation - https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health

Social Care Wales - Dementia and COVID-19  https://socialcare.wales/service-improvement/dementia-and-covid-19  

Community Housing Cymru - https://chcymru.org.uk/en/coronavirus-resources-for-housing-associations

 

Other Health Information for Public

NHS Direct Wales Coronavirus COVID-19 Symptom Checker - https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments/symptomcheckers/COVID19.aspx

UK NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Asthma UK - https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/

Diabetes UK - https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

Play Wales - https://www.playwales.org.uk/eng/playinandaroundthehome

Cardiff & Vale UHB - Food and Mental Wellbeing During COVID-19

 

Other

Office of National Statistics - https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases

Health Technology Wales Coronavirus (Covid-19) Evidence digest - https://www.healthtechnology.wales/covid-19-evidence-digest/

 

We welcome feedback on this selection, and suggestions for additional sources that may be of interest to members

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