Supporting the Covid-19 Community Response in Chester & West Cheshire

Chester FC Community Trust is supporting the coordinated community response to the Covid-19 pandemic and we urge everyone to play their part in keeping our communities safe.

The Community Trust will be promoting key messages and sharing important information on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council to help control the spread of coronavirus.

NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

With cases increasing rapidly across the country, a new national lockdown was put in place on 5th January. Cheshire West and Chester Council is urging everyone in the borough to follow the restrictions and stay at home. Find out what you can and can’t do.

VACCINATIONS

Covid-19 vaccinations continue to be rolled out to people most at risk. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccination so it’s important not to contact it for a vaccination before then. Full details about Covid-19 vaccinations.

HELPLINE

The Council’s dedicated helpline is still available to support vulnerable groups at higher risk from Covid-19. This is available from 8am to 7pm on a Monday to Friday, as well as 9am to 12.30pm on a Saturday. Telephone 0300 123 7031.

TESTING

Local testing sites are available to anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19, including a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste. Testing sites in our borough are appointment only. New test appointments are released throughout the day, so – if a test is not available – try again a couple of hours later. To book a test, visit the national portal.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

NHS: Coronavirus information and advice

NHS 111 Online: Check if you have coronavirus symptoms

Government: Coronavirus response and guidance

Public Health England: Social distancing guidance

HOME LEARNING

Chester FC Community Trust: Key Stage 1 Education Pack 1

Chester FC Community Trust: Key Stage 1 Education Pack 2

Chester FC Community Trust: Key Stage 2 Education Pack 1

Chester FC Community Trust: Key Stage 2 Education Pack 2

Premier League Primary Stars: Free resources and challenges

BBC Teach: Free daily lessons for homeschooling

BBC Super Movers: Fun resources to get children moving while they learn

KEEPING ACTIVE

The Body Coach: PE with Joe workouts for children

Sport England: Tips, advice and guidance on how to get active at home

The FA: Football related ideas and activities to try at home

SUPPORT SERVICES

Age UK Cheshire: Advice and support for older people

Chapter: Mental health support and advice

MoneyPenny: Money advice service

Open the Door: Advice and support for domestic abuse concerns

Snow Angels: Befriending service and practical support for older people

West Cheshire Foodbank: Emergency food packs for those in crisis