COVID-19 – Advice, Tips, Resources

In this section we will aim to provide any updated advice, tips, resources, that may be of interest.
Please do bear with us – the information is coming through thick and fast and we are doing our best to coordinate and share this with you all.



Crime Prevention

Althought this may be more appropriate on an individual level, it is important information that we are all aware about current scams:


What’s happening in Cumbria?
The Cumbria County Council website has a page giving up to date information on Coronavirus cases in Cumbria (and links to many of the websites mentioned below):

People who are concerned they are suffering symptoms that may be due to Coronavirus can use the tool on the NHS 111 website (or phone 111) to check what they should do:

Larger third sector organisations will find useful information on the government’s webpage for businesses. Some of the information will also be relevant to smaller organisations and to volunteers as well as staff.

This includes information on when employees should stay away from work, how to respond to employees who need to take time off work, and how to clean premises after someone develops Coronavirus:

Health and Care
The government advice for social and community care providers may be useful to a number of third sector organisations:

The full list of government guidance can be found here:

Electricity and Gas Meters
A number of enquiries have been received regarding the vulnerability of self-isolating households who are unable to top up pre-pay electricity or gas meters, today BEIS have made a press announcement outlining the commitment of suppliers to ensure people are not left off-supply: