Latest Coronavirus guidance for carers

From Monday 19 July, Coronavirus restrictions have lifted even further in England, but while restrictions are eased, it is important to remain cautious.

While the majority of the rules have now been eased in England, in public places where you are likely to meet many others, you are still strongly encouraged to wear a mask and take precautions. In certain instances, such as travelling on the London underground, wearing a mask is still obligatory.

Just over half of the UK population has now been fully vaccinated, but there remains a need to be cautious as cases of COVID-19 are rising. It is important to continue to follow the current NHS and government guidance.

If you or someone you care for has symptoms of Coronavirus, you must book a test as soon as possible. There is more information on getting tested on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/get-tested-for-coronavirus/ 

During these uncertain times, it's important to know what support is available to you as a carer and those you look after. Carers First are here to support you and you can contact us via email at hello@carersfirst.org.uk or call our helpline on 0300 303 1555

More information on Coronavirus is available on the government website https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

Carers UK also provide useful information and guides specifically for carers https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19