NEWCIS wants to ensure that we can support carers through the imminent difficulties that Coronavirus is currently causing. Although the NEWCIS offices will close from Friday 20th March 2020 to support the prevention of the infection spreading, the staff will be working from home and will be contactable via their mobiles, emails and the website.
NEWCIS will be operating a “Keep In Touch” telephone service for carers who may need to speak to someone about their situation. We will be working with the local authorities in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham to support carers and vulnerable people in our communities. All NEWCIS events, groups and drop ins are cancelled until further notice.
Public Health Wales Statement
“The public has a crucial role to play in containing the spread of the virus, and we are encouraging people to wash their hands more often, and for 20 seconds. Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you get home or into work, blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food. This advice will help you to protect yourself and others.” We should also carry tissues to prevent the spread of the virus.
For the most up to date information and guidance go to the Public Health Wales website.
Carers UK Guidance For Carers
More guidance here.
Government Guidance on Social Distancing
The guidance advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers.
Read full guidance here.
General Guidance for Carers
Everyone should follow the latest guidance on self-isolation and social distancing above and as published here.
Vulnerable people should distance themselves where possible as following: