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.
- 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.
- REACT Facebook page
REACT is a community voluntary team improving resilience and preparedness with the Rye and district community
- Rye Town Council
- Coronavirus (Covid-19) overview and stay at home / self isolation advice
- NHS 111 online coronavirus service (Only call 111 if you cannot get help online)
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.
A popular fact checking site
- World Health Organization Covid-19 Myth busters
- Full guidance on staying at home and away from others
- Coronavirus (Covid-19 ): UK government response
- Guidance for employees, employers and businesses
- Coronavirus action plan (link to policy paper)
- Information on coronavirus and the situation in the UK
- Travel advice
Useful but not official
- Wash Your Lyrics (generate a poster with handwashing guidance set to the lyrics of your favourite song)
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.