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As the situation with coronavirus evolves, it’s important to understand the guidance for you as a carer and those you look after.

Read the latest Government guidance for unpaid carers covering:

  • What is meant by clinically ‘vulnerable groups’ and clinically ‘extremely vulnerable groups’ in relation to COVID-19 infection
  • What you should be doing to prepare
  • Protecting yourself and the person you care for
  • Caring for someone who is clinically ‘extremely vulnerable’
  • If the person you care for is concerned about their usual paid carer coming in and out of their home and the risk of infection
  • Facemasks
  • If the person you care for is in a care home
  • Maintaining your own health while you are looking after others
  • Accessing alternative care quickly if you are unable to provide care
  • If you need time off work to care for a relative who has symptoms or is self-isolating
  • Collecting prescriptions if you are self-isolating
  • If the person you care for has symptoms
  • If you are a carer and you have symptoms

Government guidance for everyone

NHS advice for everyone


Other sources of guidance

Carers UK have put together information and advice, Frequently Asked Questions, wellbeing action plan and Carers Forum where you can chat with other carers.

Carers Trust have put together a page of information and advice.

Bath and North East Somerset Council have published a Stakeholder Newsletter.


Condition specific guidance

British Lung Foundation – advice for those with lung conditions

Myeloma UK - advice for those with myeloma

Parkinson’s UK – advice for those with Parkinson’s Disease

Dementia UK – advice for those with dementia

British Heart Foundation – heart health advice

National Autistic Society –advice for those with autism

Stroke Association – advice for those who have had a stroke

Action on Hearing Loss – advice for those with hearing loss

Diabetes UK – advice for those with diabetes

Mind – mental health advice

Macmillan – advice for those with cancer

Mencap – advice for those with a learning disability

MND Association – advice for those with motor neurone disease.

MS Society - advice for those with MS.

Versus Arthritis – advice for those with arthritis

Ovacome – ovarian cancer advice and support

Blurt – raising awareness and understanding of depression

Self-Isolation Easy Read