Staying at home (self-isolating) can be difficult, but it's important to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Help and support is available while you're at home self-isolating.
Financial help and support options
The government has introduced different schemes depending on your employment status.
If you're on a low income and you're asked to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace, you may be able to get a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment. Find out more about financial support options available.
Help to get food
At this time when residents are either shielding or self-isolating, it can be difficult to get the food and supplies you need for your household, especially when home delivery slots at supermarkets are hard to schedule.
We have created a list of food delivery services to help you buy food if you are having issues getting delivery slots with the major supermarket chains.
Health, wellbeing and resources to keep you engaged at home
If you are staying at home because you are self-isolating, it can difficult to maintain a safe and stimulated environment.
We have put together local information, tips and resources to help you feel connected, engaged and supported during these times.
COVID-19 testing locations
It is very important that you try to book a test whilst you are symptomatic.
We have put together a list of testing locations around Harrow to help you book your COVID-19 test.
Supporting Your Recovery After COVID-19
Becoming infected with coronavirus can have serious effects on your physical and mental health. Even in mild illness, you may experience distressing symptoms such as temporarily losing your sense of smell or feeling fatigued.
These effects should get better over time and can be helped by doing certain activities, although some symptoms may take longer than others to go away. It is important to know what to expect and when to consider getting help for any symptoms that have not eased or gone away.
Support for your path to recovery – including the certain steps you can do to help improve symptoms or support a loved one during their recovery – is available from NHS: Supporting Your Recovery After COVID-19.