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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Hands, face, space, fresh air

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk

We all need to do as much as we can to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus to reduce pressures on hospitals and the NHS while they roll out the vaccines.

Get a Covid-19 jab

Research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill if you get flu and Covid at the same time. Don’t delay having your flu vaccine this year. 
Get a free flu jab 

Get tested for Covid-19 even if you don't have symptoms

Visit GOV.UK to find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread.

You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others:

  • meet outside, or open windows and doors for indoor visitors
  • if you think you have symptoms stay at home and take a PCR test
  • wear face coverings in crowded places and on public transport
  • check in to venues when you go out
  • wash your hands with soap regularly, and for at least 20 seconds
  • get vaccinated.

The latest government advice is as follows:

If you have any coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get an NHS coronavirus test and stay at home.

Find out about getting a test in H&F if you don't have symptoms

Help control the virus

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

Find out the latest restrictions in your area

You can help keep the virus under control by downloading the NHS contact tracing app. It’s the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk of coronavirus.

Find out about the NHS Covid-19 app

Care home visits

Government guidance on care home visiting

Please see the latest advice from the NHS regarding symptoms of Covid-19, what to do if you have symptoms and how to get a test.

If you don't have symptoms and still want to get tested you can book an appointment to come to one of our testing centres for people without coronavirus symptoms.

Information and advice from the NHS website:

Coronavirus information (Covid-19) | H&F

Coronavirus - health and wellbeing advice | H&F

Get tested

If you don't have symptoms and want to get tested you can walk in to one of our testing centres for people without coronavirus symptoms.

If you do have symptoms please book a test through the NHS Covid-19 app or over the phone by calling 119. The phone service runs from 7am to 11pm.

Visit NHS: Coronavirus (Covid-19) for more information about testing.

Vaccinations

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is live and being rolled out across Hammersmith & Fulham. The vaccine is safe and effective and gives you the best protection against coronavirus. See Covid-19 vaccine roll out in H&F.

Volunteering 

If you want to volunteer to help during the pandemic please visit H&F Community Aid Network to register your interest.

Do you need urgent support with food, loneliness or isolation?

Or are you worried about a friend, neighbour or relative?

H&F CAN - is the volunteer community aid network launched by Hammersmith & Fulham Council to support residents in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Freephone 0800 145 6095, 8am to 6pm, seven days a week. 

can@lbhf.gov.uk

Find out more about H&F CAN

H&F Shield - Hammersmith & Fulham Council is continuing to support residents who have to shield and we’ve got lots of services to help you stay safe and self-isolate if you need to do so.

Find out more about H&F Shield

Safeguarding - For safeguarding concerns, contact safeguardingadults@lbhf.gov.uk

Conversations matters is a telephone support service for older and disabled adults as well as for unpaid carers.

See also Useful links and support groups

British Sign Language (BSL)

Signhealth, a leading charity for the deaf and hard of hearing provides information about coronavirus in BSL.

Signhealth BSL coronavirus information

Easy Read

Mencap provides advice and information to help people with learning disabilities understand more about coronavirus and how to stay safe and well. 

Mencap easy read coronavirus information 

Sight Advice FAQ

FAQs for blind and partially sighted people (by RNIB, Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight, Vision UK and the Macular Society)

Five ways RNIB services can help

Information in different languages

Imperial College medical students and West London CCG have co-produced YouTube videos about using the NHS during the pandemic in:

Last updated: 30/11/2021