To help stop the spread of coronavirus, the government is advising everyone to stay at home from 5 January 2021.
This page will be updated once further guidance is available. To check the latest Government guidance, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Who can request support?
You should be self-isolating if you:
- are over 70
- have existing health conditions; or
- are pregnant
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) are working to try to support people in these categories, in partnership with district and borough councils, voluntary organisations and volunteers in the community.
What about people with more serious health conditions?
The Government has tried to contact all shielded people and asked them to contact a call centre or register on a government website if they need support with any essential shopping or medication. Those that have said they need help will receive help directly from the Government based on their registration form.
What support can you request?
If you are self-isolating due to the Coronavirus situation and have no other forms of support, you can contact NCC to request help with:
- Urgent food deliveries
- Prescription medication collection (delivered by our staff or district/borough council employees)
- General support with loneliness
- Help to get online
- Posting mail
How does it work?
When they receive your request they will pass your details to your local borough or district council who will match you with local volunteers or voluntary organisations.
They will respond to you directly within 48 hours of you contacting NCC.
The volunteer will confirm with you:
- what help you need
- any special dietary or medical requirements you may have
- how you will pay
- a date and time for your delivery
NCC cannot guarantee that you will be offered help but will do their best to make sure you do.