Coronavirus Information

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The novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

This page contains links to useful local and national resources during the coronavirus pandemic.  There are links for those who may need help and for those who can offer help.  Rye Mutual Aid in particular exists to link up volunteers and those needing help.

We encourage you to volunteer if you can, but just as importantly let someone know if you need help. No one is judging and people are very happy to assist where they can.

The links are regularly checked and updated as required.

Local resources

  • Rye Mutual Aid
    Rye Mutual Aid Group is for people who require assistance and for volunteers who are willing to be called on to assist people during the COVID-19 pandemic. This may involve help with shopping, deliveries, or offering people a friendly ear to chat on the phone.
    https://www.ryemutualaid.org/
  • REACT Facebook page
    REACT is a community voluntary team improving resilience and preparedness with the Rye and district community
    https://www.facebook.com/ryeact/
  • Rye Town Council
    http://www.ryetowncouncil.gov.uk/

NHS Links

Debunking Myths

There are emails, videos and other messages doing the rounds at the moment that make various claims about stopping the virus by doing things such as drinking warm water every 20 minutes.  These sort of messages can be very dangerous as the information they contain could well be wrong. Generally only messages direct from official sources should be trusted.  Some useful sites for looking up common myths are below.

UK Government

Useful but not official

Links last checked: 24 March 2020 at 1pm
Links last updated: 24 March 2020 at 4:30pm

Image Credits: CDC / Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS https://phil.cdc.gov/Details.aspx?pid=23311.