What is coronavirus and should I be concerned?A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. What are the signs and symptoms of this new virus?The most common symptoms of this new coronavirus (COVID-19) are a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. Some people may also experience muscle aches, tiredness and shortness of breath. If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you should stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with others and you or another member of the household has symptoms, everyone in the household must stay at home for 14 days. This 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the household became ill.
For full details of the virus and a list of all current restrictions click here to visit the Government information website.
Local Help Many local and national organisation's are offering help to the old and vulnerable please see below for ones in our area:-
Telephone Number 01706 817926 open Mon - Fri 10am-12noon A small independent charity supporting people 65+
Offering anxiety support call 01706 810311
Advice for the elderly about money, care and housing - 0800 678 1602
Gateway to Care - Calderdale Social Services 01422 393 000, for all social care needs at home
Volunteering If you would like to volunteer during the crisis please check out either of the two links below