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COVID-19 guidance

The easing of COVID-19 restrictions has caused uncertainty for many people who have a terminal or serious illness, and for their loved ones.

Changes to the rules have been different across the UK. To check the latest government advice where you live, visit:


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The latest health advice

For the latest health advice, including information about symptoms, shielding and advice for infected households, visit:


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If you are feeling anxious, help is here

If the pandemic is causing feelings of worry or anxiety, you might find it helpful to talk through your concerns with someone.


  • The Samaritans has a free helpline that runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 116 123. You can also find tips for looking after your mental wellbeing as COVID-19 restrictions ease on their website.
  • Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. It has an online information hub dedicated to COVID-19 and managing your feelings as lockdown ends. Visit their page on Coronavirus and your wellbeing
  • Our Frontline offers 24/7 support by call or text as well as online resources for all health and social care, emergency services, transport and retail workers who have been at the forefront throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more on their website
  • If you want to speak to a psychotherapist or a counsellor, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy has information about how to find registered professionals in your area on their website. Costs will vary, and many therapists have their own websites explaining how they work and what to expect from therapy.

If you or someone you know have experienced a bereavement and are looking for help visit our page on where to get bereavement support.