Vulnerable to Covid-19

The GHA have identified health conditions which put people at more risk from coronavirus. Read more in the leaflets below: English Spanish (Español) Arabic (العربية) If you have been identified as vulnerable, there are steps you may take to: Help prevent Covid-19 infection; and Reduce the risk of serious illness if testing[…]

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Pregnancy and COVID-19

Current evidence suggests that pregnant women are no more likely to catch COVID-19 than other healthy adults, and two thirds of pregnant women that do contract COVID-19 will show no symptoms at all. There is growing evidence that pregnant women that do contract COVID-19 may be at increased risk of[…]

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Discussing Screen Time

Our Nation’s Health Survey 2021 shows: Since the first COVID-19 lock-down, 47% of adults report an increase in screen time. Positives of screen time = Supports friendships and connects you to a wider community Encourages creativity and learning Provides entertainment Source of advice Potential negatives of increased screen time =[…]

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Covid-19 Considerations

As we try to find a new normal living with Covid-19 it is important to stay vigilant with regard to risks. The more shops, establishments, events and facilities we visit the higher our risk of exposure to viral spread; particularly if in an enclosed space with asymptomatic carriers. Vaccination helps to[…]

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CovidFit – Self Care

When dealing with sickness during this COVID-19 pandemic, self-care is one of the best ways to safeguard our precious healthcare service. However, it is important to pay attention to symptoms that need urgent attention and seek timely interventions where possible. Self-care involves knowing what we can do for ourselves, when[…]

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Is it Flu or COVID-19?

Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses with very similar symptoms. However, they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses; there are two main types – Types A and Type B. These viruses are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Flu viruses can[…]

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CovidFit – Mental Well-being

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on people all over the world with implications for individual and collective health; as well as emotional and social functioning.  Uncertainty about the virus itself, disease prognosis, vaccination and vulnerable relatives coupled with worry about availability of resources, safety of frontline responders[…]

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CovidFit – Alcohol & Drugs

People who misuse or are dependent on drugs and alcohol may be at increased risk of becoming infected, and infecting others, with COVID-19. They may also be more vulnerable to the impact of infection with the virus, due to underlying conditions. Irrespective of the impact to services throughout the COVID-19[…]

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CovidFit – Shielding

The pandemic situation continues to fluctuate and guidance continues to be amended accordingly; please note this guidance remains advisory. At present, vaccination is considered one of the safest and most effective ways to protect those most vulnerable. [Read more on vaccination HERE]. It is important to exercise caution and follow[…]

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Obesity and COVID-19

New PHE report confirms that excess weight can increase risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 A new report from Public Health England highlights that people with COVID-19 who are living with overweight or obesity, are at notably increased risk of serious COVID-19 complications and death.The report also emphasises[…]

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