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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

Coronavirus: Health Advice

Typical symptoms of coronavirus include a cough, a high temperature, and shortness of breath.

Similar to the seasonal flu, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Read the latest health advice from the NHS.


How can I stay active safely during this time?
Safe ways to stay fit and active during the coronavirus pandemic
How do I avoid catching or spreading coronavirus?
How you can avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
I'm worried about drinking more or am dependent on alcohol, what should I do?
Information if you are worried about drinking alcohol during the coronavirus pandemic
What should I do if I'm worried about gambling more?
Information if you are worried about gambling during the coronavirus pandemic
I've heard something about coronavirus, is it true?
Information about getting the right information during the coronavirus pandemic
What should I do if I am a smoker or am trying to quit?
Information about smoking during the coronavirus pandemic
How can I look after my own mental health and wellbeing?
Information about looking after your own mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic
How can I look after my financial wellbeing?
Information about looking after your financial wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic
What can I do if my sleep is being affected?
Information about looking after your sleep during the coronavirus pandemic
How do I cope with grief and bereavement?
Information about coping with grief and bereavement during the coronavirus pandemic
What should I do if I am worried about someone who is very vulnerable due to their health conditions?
Information if you're worried about a vulnerable person during the coronavirus pandemic
What should I do if I'm experiencing relationship conflicts or domestic abuse?
Information if you're worried about relationship conflict or domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic
How do I support my children's physical health?
Information about supporting your children's physical health during the coronavirus pandemic
How do parents get help and advice from the health visiting and school nursing services?
Information about getting help and advice from nursing services during the coronavirus pandemic
How can I support someone living with dementia?
Information to help you support someone living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic
Does receiving a leaflet/letter through my door increase my chances of getting COVID-19?
Information about getting post during the COVID-19 pandemic
What is the guidance on social distancing in shops?
Information about social distancing in shops
How do I know if someone offering help to self-isolating residents is genuine?
The Community Support Hub will coordinate local support across West Berkshire to meet the needs of those who are self-isolating because they are vulnerable or have been advised to stay at home.
Information about supporting children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic