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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Read the most up-to date and reliable information about Coronavirus. We have pulled together information for you in one place and will continue to update this information on a daily basis.

Your Covid-19 experience

Healthwatch are here to work with local health and care services and the local community to make sure they are working as best they can for the people who use them. We want to hear from residents about their experience of health and social care during the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown. The survey is completely anonymous and will take around 10 minutes to complete. Complete the survey here.

Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (NCCG)

Newham Council

Newham Hospital / Bart Hospital Trust Covid-19 Advice | Visiting St Barts Hospitals during Coronavirus

Read about the symptoms of Coronavirus on the NHS website

NHS 111 online

Power of Attorney

Public Health England

UK Government

If you think you have symptoms

Coronavirus Information in Easy Read: Mindheart | Public Health England

Coronavirus Information in British Sign Language

Domestic violence

FAQs: what you can and can't do

How to wear and make a cloth face covering

Staying at Home Government Guidance

Women's Aid: The Impact of Coronavirus 

What's the difference between social distancing, self-isolation and shielding?

Social distancing in Easy Read

Self-isolation in Easy Read

Shielding in Easy read and other languages

Baby feeding during Coronavirus

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Coronavirus update

Bloodwise: Coronavirus and Blood Cancer     

Children and Young People

Children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Apply for a coronavirus test You may apply for a coronavirus test if you are:

  • an essential worker with coronavirus symptoms
  • aged 65 or over with coronavirus symptoms
  • someone who cannot work from home and has coronavirus symptoms (for example, construction workers, emergency plumber, delivery drivers, etc)
  • an NHS and social care worker with or without symptoms.
  • showing symptoms and sharing the above people's households

Deaf and Hearing Impairment Support: Virtual Deaf drop in every Tuesday - Email info@enabledlivinghealthcare.co.uk or text/call: 07896 664 350 | Living with Hearing Loss - Your COVID-19 Hearing Loss Survival Guide

Dentists: What to expect when you visit your dentist | What to expect from your dental practice | Accessing dental care from 8 June

Over 50s

Learning Disability: Support for women with learning disability - Contact Tae at Powerhouse for Women on 07930 162505 | Mencap

Mental Health Support


Someone I love has died - where can I find support: Barts Health | Mind in Tower Hamlets & Newham 


Terminal Illness

Social distancing and self-isolation videos

Sign Health videos

Online Community Groups: Facebook: Newham Covid-19 Mutual Aid | COVID-19 Newham Action Team

Carers’ Support: Carers First Newham | Carers UK

Shopping Support

Food Banks (PDF)

Food Banks - donations

Help during Ramadan

Parent support - Newham Educational Psychology Service | Free home school meals

Peach meal & community support

Key Worker Support: Breakfast club and after school provision for key workers’ children in Manor Park at the Froud Centre. Contact Loyda.best@aston-Mansfield.org.uk for more details.

Volunteer to help your community: email volunteers@activenewham.org.uk or call 020 3770 4444 | NHS Volunteers | Volunteer for Chat Newham

Community Links Advice:

  • Free Law Advice, over the phone, to our Newham clients. Download PDF for details.
  • You can also find other advice services, including housing, welfare and debt, on their website 

Fuel Vouchers for households struggling with energy bills: Fuel Voucher Scheme | Poster 

Small grants for individuals in need

The Jack and Ada Beattie Foundation has launched a new fund ‘Tons of Help’ for individuals in London and Birmingham struggling financially in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. Tons of Help is a flat rate grant of £100 for individuals to help them with basic needs during lockdown.

There is no invasive application process for this fund; to apply, all individuals need to do is email thierry@beattiefoundation.com with a proof of address, proof of bank account ownership, and a short explanation of their circumstances.

Step Change - Debt Charity

Work and Benefits

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