Covid-19 SMS/Text message scams

HOW DO SMS SCAMS WORK Cyber criminals are preying on fears of the coronavirus and sending ‘phishing’ text messages that […]

Scam alert – Covid Vaccine Text Messages

Problem Information has been received regarding text messages that are circulating, claiming to be from the NHS and informing the […]

Cybercrime and fraud

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a noticeable increase in cybercrime and fraud. The way in which […]

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PETS IF YOU’RE ILL

It’s important to state that evidence of pets contracting covid-19 from their owners remains extremely rare, with only a few […]

How to help safely

The most important thing you can do to fight coronavirus is to follow social distancing guidance. This will help control […]

New legal duty to self-isolate

From 28th September, people in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted […]

NHS Track & Trace Scam

Information has been received regarding a recent scam which involves telephone calls claiming to be from NHS Track & Trace. […]

Guidance for mixed age households

Guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has possible or […]

Face Coverings: When to wear one

When to wear one and how to make your own. This page explains what face coverings are, their role in […]

WHO updated guidance on the use of masks

This document provides advice on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings in […]

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work […]

Women’s Aid – Safety and support resources

Safety and wellbeing advice for survivors Many survivors will be feeling unsafe isolating in a house with an abusive person, […]

Support for those self isolating

Need help from a Volunteer Responder? This site will provide you with further information if you are self-isolating and are […]

coronavirus information in British Sign Language

SignHealth is committed to making sure coronavirus information is available in British Sign Language. Their vision is a world without […]

Covid Fact Sheet for Parents

The situation at the moment is a really difficult time for everyone and has lots of challenges. NSPCC have put […]

Warning issued from Staffordshire police

Warning issued as distraction burglary attempts likely to rise during Covid-19 lockdown. Staffordshire Police are warning people to be extra […]

Coronavirus: Scammers & Fraudsters

Below are two information leaflets from Victim Support. Advice for groups The unprecedented situation we’ve found ourselves in with the […]

Preventing exploitation of children

Useful resources for preventing CSE/CSA during the pandemic shared by The Local Government Association shared : • The Lucy Faithfull […]

COVID-19: MAKING PAYMENTS SAFELY IN LOCKDOWN

Over the coming months, at some point some of you may find yourself unable to leave your home for basic […]

Friends Against Scams – Online Training

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming […]

Mencap Easy Read Information

Learning disability charity has a resource hub on its website with various information and guidance relating to coronavirus, including Easyread […]

Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friend or family

This guidance is for anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to a lifelong condition, […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people with animals

Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Contents: […]

Domestic Abuse

We know that this is a difficult and worrying time for everyone – but particularly so for adults and children […]

BSL Information Videos

Please find below a link to 9 BSL videos with information regarding Coronavirus that you may wish to share. NHS […]

Caring for pets during the covid-19 crisis

The government has published advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the […]

National Crime Agency – Beware Fraud and Scams

Criminals are using the Covid-19 pandemic to scam the public – don’t become a victim. Law enforcement, government and private […]

Stop Loan Sharks

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for some […]

Cyber Security – Beware of criminals pretending to be WHO

Hackers and cyber scammers are taking advantage of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic by sending fraudulent email and WhatsApp messages […]

Look out for the Blue Tick

Look out for the blue tick on Twitter: There’s a lot of fake news out there about coronavirus so it’s […]

UK Government Response to COVID-19

The latest Government guidance for COVID-19. There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each […]

Beware of Scammers (Staffordshire Police)

As the elderly and vulnerable self-isolate, they can be at an increased risk of scams. There have been recent reports […]