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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is having an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.

It may be difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community.

To stop the spread of the virus remember Hands. Face. Space: wash your hands regularly, use a face covering when social distancing is not possible and try to keep your distance from those not in your household.

Testing information

You can find information about testing for COVID-19 and anti-body testing for both local people and staff here

 


Contents

There's a lot of information on this webpage, please use the links below for easier navigation:

  1. Information for members of the public
  2. Information and guidance for staff

1. Information for members of the public

Useful links

Primary Care 

Updated information on visiting primary care services in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Visiting hospitals and use of face coverings

Information for people at the highest clinical risk

Cancer services

Attending hospital appointments

A&E

Paediatrics

Maternity Advice

In partnership with the Lancashire and South Cumbria Infant Feeding Network we have published information for those feeding infants during COVID-19. 

Postnatal

This plan will help you think about yours and your baby’s needs in the postnatal period ahead of time.

Mental Health

We have created a webpage signposting to support and resources available for mental health. This page will be regularly updated.

Children and young people's mental health

Domestic abuse

Support for homeless people

Diabetes

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for the safety of our patients and providers, all face-to-face learning sessions are currently suspended.  

Dental health

Eye health

Community Hubs

Hubs have been set up in each district of Lancashire to help support the people who need it most during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The hubs are now available to those who are deemed vulnerable due to their age, health factors or through self-isolation. Known as 'locality hubs', they are being managed and operated by local authority staff who are engaging with community volunteer support.

A lot of people who need to self-isolate or who are otherwise vulnerable during the pandemic will have really strong arrangements in place with family, friends and local shops providing their essential support and reducing their isolation. The new community hubs help will not replace that. They will be safety nets for those without others to help them out or if those arrangements break down for whatever reason, including if the person helping them becomes unwell themselves. 

The hubs can also signpost residents to services such as preventing loneliness, mental health support and financial and debt advice. 

View Community Hub contact details here.


 

3. Information and guidance for staff and partners

Resilience Hub

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub is here to help you find what you need, whether you’ve been struggling to get by or you just feel you’ve been feeling under the weather.

Ordering PPE

The PPE portal can be used by social care and primary care providers to get critical coronavirus (COVID-19) personal protective equipment (PPE).

Personalised Care

Lancashire and South Cumbria Personalised Care Hub - resources to support people’s health and wellbeing and maximise self-management:

Mental Health

Domestic abuse

Coronavirus saliva test for staff

Latest news

Nov 3, 2020, 11:00 AM
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. People in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged to contact their GP if they have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer.
Oct 30, 2020, 2:47 PM
Health and care partners across Lancashire and South Cumbria recognise there is a need to act now to support those who are most vulnerable and most at risk in our communities during this winter period and as the pandemic remains a challenge to our daily lives. Andy Knox, GP and Director of Population Health in Morecambe Bay sets out six quick tips for about how to stay healthy and well this winter.
Oct 23, 2020, 3:47 PM
We are increasingly concerned about the significant increases in Covid-19 admissions. NHS services in Lancashire and South Cumbria are under a huge amount of pressure, but they remain open. As Covid admissions in our hospitals rise, it is important that we continue to provide services for our patients for treatments such as cancer and routine appointments. Patient safety remains of the highest importance. Anyone with concerns should continue to come forward for help and treatment. It is important that unless you are contacted, you should continue to attend your appointment as planned.
Oct 20, 2020, 4:29 PM
We've issued new information about ongoing temporary visiting restrictions and the need to wear face coverings in hospitals across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Oct 16, 2020, 12:00 PM
We are very concerned about the rising infection rates in Lancashire and South Cumbria. We all need to be aware of this worsening local situation, our hospitals are under a huge amount of pressure. As the number of Covid-19 admissions are rising steeply, it is important we take action now to protect our hospitals.

Videos

Andy Knox Stay Well This Winter

Andy Curran - NHS services still open and importance of following guidance

Kevin McGee - increasing demand on hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria

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