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Warning About Test and Trace Scams
5 June 2020 4:15pm
Warning About Test and Trace Scams The NHS has issued guidance for people concerned about being fraudulently contacted about Test and Trace. How you will be contacted: You will be contacted by email, text or phone; text messages will come from the NHS and calls will come from 0300 0135000. What you will be asked to do: You will be asked to sign into the NHS Test and Trace website; On the website, you will be asked for information including your name, date of birth and postcode. If you can't use the website, you will be asked for this information over the phone. You will not be asked for bank details or payments, details for any other accounts such as social media, to set up a password or a PIN over the phone or asked to call a premium rate number such as those starting with 09 or 087.
New Physical Activity Booklet for Older Adults
5 June 2020 2:50pm
PHE has produced an 'Active at Home' booklet that provides practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance. It follows concerns that low levels of physical activity in older adults will lead to reduced fitness resulting in loss of independence and need for care in the future.
Coronavirus Testing Guidance
4 June 2020 3:16pm
Coronavirus testing guidance Who can get tested? Testing for coronavirus (Covid-19) has been expanded to everyone over the age of five with symptoms. People can ask for a test if they, or a member of their household, have the recent onset of any of the following symptoms: a new continuous cough; a high temperature; a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) The test needs to be done in the first five days of having symptoms (it is better to apply for a test in the first three days if possible).
Recruitment Now Underway for Joint Governing Body Positions
3 June 2020 11:29am
Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are currently recruiting for our Governing Body positions.
Easy read information on shielding
2 June 2020 2:01pm
Easy read advice on shielding covering the update from Monday, 1 June.
Updated advice for local people who are 'shielding'
2 June 2020 12:40pm
The UK Government has just updated its guidance for vulnerable people who are shielding, which now takes into account that COVID-19 disease levels are substantially lower than when shielding was initially introduced. Any people who are shielding in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions, but the updated guidance from the Government says they can now leave their home if they wish, as long as they maintain strict social distancing.
Volunteers Could Receive Over £600 Worth of Devices to Trial Innovative Technology Scheme
1 June 2020 2:21pm
Shropshire Council has joined forces with global technology giant Samsung to launch a pioneering scheme helping people to stay independent, safe and active in their homes. Volunteers who sign up for the new ACTIVAGE scheme will receive technology worth more than £600, including a smart watch, and state-of-the-art sensors.
Update on Antibody Test Kits for Home Use
1 June 2020 1:06pm
Information from NHSE/I: Some UK providers such as high street pharmacies and private healthcare providers offer COVID-19 antibody testing for members of the public. The test involves taking a fingerprick blood sample. The laboratory tests are CE marked and safe for use on blood drawn from the vein by a healthcare professional, but have not yet been validated by the manufacturer of the test to be used with a fingerprick blood sample.
NHS Diabetes Advice Helpline - FAQs
26 May 2020 2:23pm
The NHS Diabetes Advice Helpline has been launched by NHS England and NHS Improvement in response to disruption to normal services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
Coronavirus Testing in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin: What You Need to Know
22 May 2020 2:41pm
Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) has been expanded to everyone over the age of five with symptoms. People can ask for a test if they, or a member of their household, have the recent onset of any of the following symptoms: a new continuous cough; a high temperature; a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia). The test needs to be done in the first five days of having symptoms (it is better to apply for a test in the first three days if possible).