This is a brief overview of general and local information, which will be updated from time to time. Follow the links for more details. Although every care has been taken in selecting these links, we are not responsible for the content on them.
Stay at home (self-isolate) if you have any of these symptoms:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back. (You do not need to measure your temperature.)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual.)
- anosmia – this means a change to your normal sense of smell. (It may also affect your sense of taste.)
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
If you have symptoms or have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace, the Government guidance has information about how to self-isolate.
Other Government advice
- Summary of advice from the Government
- Face covering advice
- Workers’ support
- Emergency time off to look after dependents: time off for dependants and parental leave
- Online isolation notes – providing proof of coronavirus absence from work
- NHS advice about symptoms and testing
- Information about scam and genuine NHS Test and Trace communications
Local online forums and sources of help
- Clitheroe COVID-19 Mutual Aid (Facebook group for local people)
- East Lancashire Virtual School (Facebook group to support home schooling)
- Ribble Valley Borough Council COVID-19 webpage
- Ribble Valley Borough Council Facebook page
- Ribble Valley Foodbank
- NHS volunteer responders are coordinated by the local Council for Voluntary Service and can help those in vulnerable groups with shopping, etc. or by keeping in touch by telephone. Follow the link if you’re interested in volunteering. Please note that recruitment of volunteers may be paused from time to time.
- If you’re helping informally, the Government has produced guidance on how to help safely
- ‘Which?’ have a guide to help tell the difference between genuine and scam NHS contact tracing messages.
- The police have issued information about telephone scams
- Full Fact helps with checking the accuracy of stories and claims circulating, particularly on the internet