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Information on Coronavirus COVID-19

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Stay Alert  Control the Virus  Save Lives

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Further information about national guidance and support can be found at gov.uk/coronavirus

Information in other languages

Information about coronavirus is available in many different languages here  doctors of the world

An easy to read guide to coronavirus is available here mencap.org.uk

The charity SignHealth is committed to making sure coronavirus information is available in British Sign Language.

Protect yourself and others

As with any virus, such as the common cold or flu, the best way to protect yourself and those around you is to practise good hygiene. Make sure that you:

  • always carry tissues and use them to catch coughs and sneezes, and bin the tissue
  • wash hands with soap and water, or use sanitiser gel, to kill germs

Support the NHS

Help the NHS

The NHS as a whole and East Kent Hospitals are in desperate need of additional staff.   Could you take a short-term role in the NHS to help us fight COVID-19?

The NHS are looking for:

  • People who have worked clinically in the NHS or healthcare sector before
  • People with specific experience in ITU, anaesthetics or ODP who can help us care for our sickest patients.

Whether you want to return to the NHS, or change roles for a short-time, th NHS will train you and support you in this short-term role.

Our response

Watch a message from our Leader Cllr David Monk to residents here.

We've set up a local dedicated COVID-19 helpline and email for residents. Email Covid-19@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk or call 01303 761116 to:

  • Find out about help and assistance available locally and get signposted to national support     
  • Feed back helpful information or concerns about your community or individuals
  • The helpline is open 9am - 5pm seven days a week. 

Please note that reports about people not adhering to social distancing guidelines should be made online to Kent Police. Possible frauds or scams should also be reported to the police.

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