Help Yourself

Wash your hands

Wear a mask

Food and drink

Move more do more

Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. Use hand santizers and antibacterial wipes. Make sure you do this after being outdoors of where you live.

Don't share towels or face cloths and make sure you launder them straight away.

The World Health Organisation recommends that when you leave the place where you live you should wear a mask. When travelling on public transport you must wear a mask and always distance yourself from other people.

Eat regularly and stay hydrated it is very important that any new care support knows your requirements especially if you're on a special or softer/mashed diet.  

Choose food and drink that helps with energy levels.

Keep moving. If you can't leave your home for exercise make sure you don't sit for long periods. Get carers to help you with any usual exercise. Don't start a new exercise if you haven't exercised for a while.

Stay in touch with friends and family. Keep up to date with what's going on but if you find looking at the news makes you anxious, limit your time doing this.

Make time for others and if you can, watch out for your neighbours.

Enjoy all the free theatre, art galleries, exhibitions and concerts available online. You can travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world and even take a tour of Aquariums and Wildlife Parks.

Read books, listen to music, and audiobooks. Use radio and television for company as well as entertainment.
Find or restart a hobby. Arts and crafts, cooking or gardening it's good for your mental and physical wellbeing. 

Make time for self care.

 If you're struggling, ask for help.

If your usual organised support has to change, make people aware that you still need regular contact.

Lockdown is difficult.  

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If you need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, staying in touch with people there are lots of community groups happy to help Click here to find out more