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Preparing for self-isolation

Are you ready to self-isolate? Check you have everything you need:

House Isolation Check you understand how long to self-isolate for, check the advice.
Food and Essentials Check you have enough food and drinks and other household essentials you may need. You could order an online food shop or ask friends and family to help if you need support.
Money Check you have enough money to buy what you need. Check you can pay for your rent and bills. If not call the companies and explain your situation. You may be eligible for support, check the advice.
Work Ask your boss about sick pay. If you need an isolation note visit 111.

Contact your child's school to arrange for a free school meal (if you are eligible) and for school work to do at home. There is also a range of educational resources and support advice available here.

Mental Health Be mindful of your mental health. Create a routine, keep busy, stay active, and speak to friends. Ask for help if you need it. There is a range of information from the NHS Every Mind Matters resources.
Physical Health

Think about how you can keep fit indoors, check out these ideas from NHS Better Health. Change the dates of routine appointments.

Medication Contact your GP or pharmacy to arrange for your prescriptions to be delivered or ask someone to collect it for you.
Animals Check you have enough pet food and supplies. If required, ask someone else to care for your animal(s) while you are isolating.


If you need more support while self-isolating contact the COVID Community Support Team on 01642 733906 or email [email protected] lines are open 9am-12noon, Monday to Friday.

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