Hull and East Riding Meetings

29 Mar , 2020 News

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COVID 19 immediate action for Hull and East Riding.

You will be aware that COVID-19 is a fast-moving situation. As Headway Hull and East Riding our first concern as a committee is your welfare.

Following Government and NHS advice the committee decided to immediately cancel our upcoming meetings. This situation will be reviewed regularly in line with Government advice. At present there are no meetings scheduled during the lockdown period.

The advice is that you should be following the Government rules to held slow the spread of the virus. These are:-

  1. Stay at home
  2. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  3. If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  4. Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  5. Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Vulnerable groups of specific concern will be those 70 or over, those with a long-term condition, pregnant or who have a weakened immune system. If you have been offered the flu jab by your GP then you should consider yourself to be in this category.

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.

Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.

To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.

Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.

Your health and wellbeing is about more than just the risk of illness, and that the holding of meetings provides a vital link for our mental wellbeing and support. You are not alone during this outbreak and we as a group, now more than ever, are committed to offering our support.

We can still be contacted on the following details:

Telephone: 07395 571398 (John)


Post: C/O Clarissa Ellerington, 5 Parliament Street, Hull, HU1 2AZ

Whilst we do not wish to isolate any of our members, your safety is paramount. It is likely that we will need to cancel further meetings, so please keep an eye on our media releases.

We will make every effort to seek the reinstallation of meetings at the earliest opportunity, and will respond to the ever-changing guidance as it develops.

Thank you for your comments and feedback.

We very much hope to see you all soon.

All the very best to you.

Please take care.