Covid-19 Information and Support
You can find information on the latest situation regarding COVID-19 restrictions here:
How to stop the spread of coronavirus:
- Keep your distance from other people as much as possible
- Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer
- Wear a face covering when required to do so (including on transport and in shops).
If you have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, you should immediately self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test online or by calling 119:
- High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- New continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
You can attend a testing centre in Southwark or have a testing kit sent to your home.
Southwark Community Support Alliance
The Southwark Community Support Alliance can help you if you need:
- Financial advice, including information on financial support available
- Help for you or someone vulnerable that you know, including having medicines delivered by community pharmacies
- Support you to access and take up services for your health and wellbeing.
- Other advice about where you can get support and information on childcare, education, your local groups who can help you to access food.
- A Spanish speaking advisor is available
020 7525 5000 (choose the COVID-19 option)
If you are struggling with your mental health, the council’s website is a good place to find out about available support at www.southwark.gov.uk/takingcareofyourmind
Southwark Wellbeing Hub
The Southwark Wellbeing Hub can provide practical support if you are struggling with your mental wellbeing, loneliness, or things like debt or benefits.
020 3751 9684 or 07849 084 368 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Domestic and sexual abuse
If you or someone else in your home is in immediate danger call 999. Support and information is available at www.southwark.gov.uk/domesticabusehelp. Solace provides a help and advice service for anyone aged 16 or over who lives in Southwark. They give free and confidential support with safety, housing, finances, legal services, parenting and emotional support.
Solace Advocacy and Support Service
Contacting your GP surgery
Do not put off contacting your GP surgery if you need to consult a doctor or nurse about your usual health issues or anything new. They have measures in place to make sure you can be safely be seen, and are offering video or telephone consultations.