Below is a list of links to advice and information to help you understand Coronavirus and what you need to do during this time.
Information for Hull Residents
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called Coronavirus.
Residents should ensure that all relevant advice provided by the Government, Public Health England and the NHS is followed. This information can be found by using the below -
Stay at home
Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
- Anyone can spread the virus.
From the 15th June 2020 people will be required to wear face coverings on public transport
Hull City Council Adult Social Care are working closely with all services and providers that deliver your care and support in order that essential services can continue to be delivered, and to find alternative solutions where required.
This is an evolving situation which may involve us changing what we do, how we do it and how we support you. We, or your care provider, will always contact you to inform you about any planned changes and you will receive regular communications from us over the coming weeks.
There is lots of information and advice about the Corona virus, for example who is most at risk and how to keep yourself safe and well. We appreciate that this may be a worrying time for you and we will do our best to ensure that you are assisted with understanding the most up to date government advice and information. It is important that you access only official sources for accurate guidance and information.
For health information about the symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you think you are displaying symptoms please do not visit your GP but access online information on the NHS website using the link below
If you are unable to access online information please ring 111 for advice.
There are lots of online government publications which can be found in full on the GOV,UK website at the web address below
The important ones to take note of are:
- Guidance on social distancing for vulnerable people, and
- Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus
Many people with a learning disability and/or autism will become increasingly vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis. In response to this, the new “Keeping People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism Connected” project has been launched; focusing on people who already lead independent lives but do not routinely access services or support. It is co-ordinated by Inclusion North, Humber Transforming Care, and Choices & Rights Disability Coalition (CARDC).
Along with colleagues at Matthew’s Hub, Autism Plus, Healthwatch North Lincolnshire and Cloverfield Advocacy, CARDC will offer support with any practical issues, and continue helping to access support and gain whatever information, advice, and resources are needed.
Anyone who contacts the service, will receive calls/texts/emails from specialist staff, who will support them with understanding information relating to Coronavirus, talk through their worries and offer some reassurance. If a person is in crisis we are able to refer to the appropriate service with their consent.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text: 07715 562 448
- Phone: 07715 562 448 (4pm – 8pm)
CARDC office: (01482) 878778 message relay service
If the person consents and would prefer to be contacted by us, please email their details to us. They will be given options for their preferred method of communication at initial contact; and follow-up contact can be made if needed.
Even if you are not sure if a person has Autism, ADHD or a Learning disability, but it’s clear they are feeling isolated and in need of help, please encourage them to use this new, free service for anyone aged 18 or over who lives in Hull, the East Riding or North Lincolnshire.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the UK government has implemented unprecedented measures in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus
These measures may unfortunately have an impact on your daily lives, resulting in the need for extra support.
If you are struggling to cope at the moment, or concerned about a friend or neighbour, or if someone you know needs support, then help is available.
Hull City Council and the voluntary sector are working together to provide support in some of the following areas:
- payment of bills
- collection of your medication
To apply for help please complete the below form, please ensure that you identify whether you are completing this form on behalf of someone else when asked to enter your details -
Upon submission of your form you will be contacted within 24 working hours to discuss your needs in more detail.
Alternatively if you are unable to complete the online form please contact us on 01482 300 307.
If you are interested in volunteering to support your community during these difficult times please visit our volunteering page for more information :
Below is the link to our website for children, young people and families which links directly to the newly developed local resources on managing emotional health during the outbreak. Some are adapted from national ones e.g. mind and some developed locally but all have been developed with young people (virtually) to address concerns.
They include coping with anxiety, managing during isolation, daily planner etc.
Below is a link to the young people’s blogs on the current situation with regards to Coronavirus, whcih are written by HeadStart Hull volunteers
Local domestic abuse support services are available and continue to provide support, advice and information