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New: The Government has introduced new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, including instruction to stay indoors unless for essential errands and daily exercise. Find out what this means for you. Read more.

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Information on coronavirus

Read the latest advice and information from NHS England and Public Health England about the Coronavirus.

Remember, the best way to stop the spread of the virus is to wash your hands with hot water and soap for 20 seconds.

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Latest coronavirus stakeholder updates

The latest updates and top tips from Healthwatch Stockport and other organisations in Stockport.


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Volunteer with Coronavirus Watch

Help people who are isolating in Stockport. Thank you in advance – your help and support means a great deal to people in our communities.


Coronavirus is affecting my mental health – what can I do?

The current Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic may cause you to feel worried, anxious, or scared. Here's seven steps to help you look after your wellbeing while staying informed.

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What does shielding mean?

The Government is contacting around 1.5 million NHS patients by letter, with guidance and information on ‘shielding’. Here's some more information to help you understand what shielding means in practice.

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Someone I love has died - where can I find support

Take a look at our advice article on the organisations and groups that can support you if you’re grieving.

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What is domestic abuse and how can I get support?

If you are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse, or are worried about someone who might be, find out where you can go for advice and help.

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Cancer and coronavirus

If you have cancer, it’s understandable you might feel anxious about COVID-19. The Government and the NHS have both confirmed that cancer treatment should continue to be prioritised during the response to the COVID-19 emergency.

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What's the difference between social distancing, self-isolation and shielding?

Self-isolation, social distancing and shielding have been introduced by the Government to help you and your loved ones stay safe from COVID-19. Find out what they mean in practice and what applies to you. Easy read versions available.

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Download e-Books and Newspapers from Stockport Libraries

Stockport libraries have taken the difficult decision to close all their Libraries. Therefor you are able to download e-Books and e-Newspapers free of charge.

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How to practise responsible tourism during COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has hit us all hard. The way we work, the way we socialise, even the way we exercise – it all changed. When the UK Government announced we’d be going into lockdown on the 23rd March 2020, most plans, including travel, were put on hold. [External link]

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'Your Story During Lock-down'

The survey is now closed but you can still nominate a community hero - a person who has gone above and beyond and made his community proud. The easy read version of the survey is also still live.

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Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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Request a Volunteer 

You can now request a volunteer from the NHS volunteer service with their patient referral form but please be aware that it takes 72 hours unless your requesting from an NHS or Council email address.

Alternatively you can contact us and we can point you in the right direction with our growing list of volunteers, thank you. 

NHS Patient referral form 

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