COVID-19 Information

The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a cough, a high temperature and shortness of breath. For the most updated guidance and support, please visit the Government website. You could also get support if you are a clinically extremely vulnerable person

Please also refer to NHS guidelines, for example, the Health at Home toolkit, and the Public Health England guidance, for example, looking after your feelings and your body and guidance around mental health and well-being
For information around dental services, please see here

Local support is available for individuals in these difficult times – please refer to the Covid Mutual Aid UK website to find a local support group. This service is available for those that live outside the area too.
Please also check out our dedicated ‘Your Community’ page which lists several support groups/ services/ organisations, that you might find useful.

Our Operational Response:

With immediate effect, Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire staff will be working from home. All engagement and outreach work has been suspended for the foreseeable future, but we are still keen to hear from members of the public about their experiences of health and social care services. We are also here to offer information and advice, for anyone who needs it. We will be re-directing our phone line, so you can still reach us on 0116 2518313 or through our email address enquiries@healthwatchll.com
Healthwatch England has provided some useful information and advice – check it out

Please also check out our video:

NHS Volunteers

The NHS is looking for volunteers to help people who have been asked to shield themselves from corona virus due to underlying health conditions. Volunteers will carry out vital tasks including delivering medicine, driving patients to and from hospital, and making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home. Join the team of NHS volunteers