At times of stress it is important to keep connected and to draw upon your support network – this could be your family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues or your wider community.
The Public Health Wales Staying Connected? page provides useful tips for how to stay connected, even if you are having to self-isolate.
The latest Welsh Government guidance has lifted some of the COVID 19 restrictions on our lives ; people from two different households are now able to meet outdoors if they stay in their local area and remain two meters apart. Those who have been shielding at home can also leave their homes but this is optional (further guidance on shielding can be accessed at https://gov.wales/cmo-letter-extremely-vulnerable-people-support-explained
People with serious underlying health conditions, which put them at high risk of serious illness from Covid 19 are strongly advised to follow ‘shielding’ measures to keep them safe. Those who have been shielding at home can also leave their homes but this is optional (further guidance on shielding can be accessed at https://gov.wales/cmo-letter-extremely-vulnerable-people-support-explained
Helping others can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with other people.
You can volunteer for a local charity that is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Why not make contact with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) where you will find opportunities near to where you live.
To get the latest guidance, and advice:
To get information on domestic abuse and sexual violence:
If you think that you and/ or your children are in immediate danger, call the police. The police are still responding to emergency calls. If you need silent help, ring 999 followed by 55.
In addition, the National Live Fear Free Helpline is here to support you, call 0808 80 10 800. You can also speak to someone at any time of the day via their live chat service. They can support you in Welsh, English and any other languages using Language Line, or via their Type Talk text service on 1800108088010800.
To get more information on the financial advice and support available:
Understandably you may be worried about finances right now, there are a number of services to support you:
Check out the Public Health Wales further support and helping others page for a range of helpful guidance, advice and links to external sites that can support you.