The Board of Deputies is currently following Government guidelines on how to contain the transmission of coronavirus. It is vital that we all implement these precautions. Should the guidelines change, we will review our policies accordingly.
For the most up-to-date guidance and advice,we advise you log on to the Government’s Covid -19 web-page.
For the latest information can also be found by following the links below:
At this time of national and international crisis it is up to all of us to do whatever we can to help those in need both within and outside our community.
We are currently consulting with other community organisations to coordinate these efforts but members of the community also have a crucial role to play in doing whatever weare able to help those in distress in your local community.
Click here to download a ‘Can I Help You’ card which you can print off, fill out and post through the letter box to your neighbours. This will let members of your local community know that you are available do a food shop or even just to speak to someone on the phone who is self-isolating.
You can email Lauren Keiles Lauren.firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas and plans for action which may help to mitigate the suffering many people will inevitably endure in the coming months.
Public Health Advice
Public Health England have developed specific guidance for:
This section was updated on 17/03/2020, please check Public Health England to ensure you have the most up to date information
A reminder that the advice for anyone in any setting is to follow these main guidelines.
At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.
Guidelines have also been issued for social distancing for everyone and protecting older and vulnerable people.
As of 17th March there is new guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection.
Remote working and support for staff who are self-isolating
CIPD have put together resources on understanding how to support your organisation and workforce through a global health emergency
Resources for Online Meetings, Classes, and Events by Facilitators for Pandemic Response group and other collaborators have put together a guide for remote working
JAMI have provided some advice for looking after yourself, your family and the community, with some further links to organisations offering remote support.
Some advice from JAMI for carers on mental health and covid-19. Read it here.
Advice from Denominations: Guidance from Religious Bodies can be found below.
Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations Ephraim Mirvis has issued this statement.
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