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Coronavirus - guidance and patient information


General information from the NHS and other agencies:

NHS information and advice

Health Education England - a wealth of information and resources about Coronavirus

Public Health England's guidance for shielding and protecting clinically vulnerable people from Covid-19 - updated 4th November

Guidance for those under 25 who provide care for someone 

Children and babies

Advice for parents/carers of babies less than three months old during coronavirus

Advice for parents/carers during coronavirus

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust fact sheet to help explain to children

Recovering from Covid-19

Your COVID recovery - a new national NHS site.

Providing a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. It includes information on areas including mental health and wellbeing, to physical strength and returning to work. The site offers general advice on recovery, returning to work and information for families and carers of post-Covid 19 patients.

This website from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals also provides recovering Covid patients with information to support them during their recovery. 

It provides information and advice including; coping with breathlessness, mouthcare and how to eat well as you recover. There is also advice for physical activity and help when you’re feeling down.

Thanks to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals for sharing it with us.

Arabic- Cough and Taste

Polish- Cough and Taste

Punjabi- Cough and Taste

Urdu- Cough and Taste

Coronavirus patient screening - for patients admitted to our hospital. The leaflet explains why we'll test you and what will happen.

Other languages:

Post Covid advice. Information for people who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected to have had Covid. 

Patients with cancer – see our dedicated pages

The Deaf Health Charity, SignHealth has lots of videos and resources for people living with hearing impairements. 

If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). Read more here.

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