COVID-19 Information

The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a new, continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste. 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


NHS dental services remain open and continue to operate safely. However, the pandemic is reducing capacity and it may be more difficult than normal to obtain an appointment. If you have problems obtaining a dental appointment, please contact us on 0116 251 8313 or call NHS 111 who will be able to assist you. 

If you have an Emergency and are in pain, you can contact the Emergency Dental Practices which are open 8.00am-8.00pm, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year.


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 and organisations that you might find useful.

With immediate effect, Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire staff will be working from home. All engagement and outreach work will be continuing remotely and we want to hear from members of the public about their experiences of health and social care services.

We are here to offer information and advice to anyone who needs it. Contact us on 0116 251 8313 or
Healthwatch England information on coronavirus

The NHS is looking for volunteers to help people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus 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.