USEFUL LOCAL INFORMATION – more will added as it becomes available
WESTMINSTER COUNCIL NEWS
The Council's next OpenForum event will take place via Facebook on Monday 26 October at 6.45pm. This is a chance to have your questions answered live by the Leader of the Council, Rachael Robathan, and Cabinet Members. They will be addressing climate emergency, improving air quality, boosting recycling and other environmental issues affecting Westminster.
This will be a public event, so you do not need to have a Facebook account. The event link is www.facebook.com/CityWestminster/posts/3253752474735359
Connects volunteers and organisations with those in need of help. It is available from 9am to 6pm seven days a week. If you or anyone you know needs help as a result of COVID-19 you can get in touch by emailing email@example.com or calling 020 7641 1222.
The website is at www.westminster.gov.uk/westminster-connects.
Anyone in the UK aged over 5 who is showing coronavirus symptoms is now eligible to book a swab test to find out if they have the virus. If you have difficulty with the digital portals, you can ring a new 119 service to book a test.
People can register for a test at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
THE COVID-19 SYMPTOM TRACKER
This app is not the Track & Trace App you may have heard about in the news, but It is funded by NIHR (the research arm of the NHS) and over 4 million people are using it.
You simply report your health status once a day – It just takes a few seconds. It provides researchers and the government with accurate real-time data – the more of us who report, the better they know what is happening in each area and the earlier they are able to spot any local flare ups. It is also helping to with understanding the many medical issues connected with the virus.
Regular users are offered a rapid test (at home or at a government test facility) when they report any new symptoms that could be coronavirus infection. Some people with no obvious symptoms are also offered tests as part of the research.
Ask your friends to do this as well. Find out more and download the app HERE