Coronavirus Advice: Residents
Looking after your physical and mental health
Exercising at home
For those who are self-isolating or vulnerable, the county's sports partnership Active Norfolk has put together some helpful guides and videos on home workouts. They have put together a selection to get you started, including gentler moves for older adults and kid-friendly videos to get the whole family going.
Distance aware initiative
The Distance Aware initiative has been endorsed by the Department of Health and Social Care to promote the need for ongoing distancing for all. The initiative uses badges and lanyards to signal that those wearing them need others to pay attention and give them space.
- optional badges that can be used to show the carrier may have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing can be downloaded to print off at home via the GOV.UK publications section
- you can also acquire pre-printed badges or lanyards from the We Print Lanyards website
Mental health support
The pandemic has caused disruption and uncertainty in people's lives, which can affect mental well-being. It is crucial to look after your own mental health and also look out for those who might be struggling. The NHS Every Mind Matters website has tips on how you can help improve your mental health and wellbeing if you are worried or anxious about coronavirus.
In addition, the NHS Wellbeing Service is still fully operational so if you are feeling stressed, anxious, low or depressed, please get in contact or complete the self-referral form on their online. The service is also offering online webinars and socials. Telephone the non-emergency number on 0300 123 1503 8am-8pm or visit the website.
You can also call the urgent mental health helping by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2.