Fusion Maidstone – Updates 18th March 2020

Fusion Maidstone – Updates 18th March 2020

Fusion Maidstone – Updates 18th March 2020

Fusion continues to be your local focal point for people self-isolating and experiencing some difficulty, please contact us on 01622 691177 where we will be on hand to offer advice.

Message from KCC Public Health:

We understand some members in the community have symptoms that MAY be due to coronavirus, and have been asked to self–isolate.  Self-isolation is an effective precautionary measure to protect those around you – your family, friends, colleagues. It means taking simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible. We know it’s a stressful time, but taking these measures will help protect you, your family and all of the UK from Coronavirus.

  • NHS advice is anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days.
  • If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.
  • After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine

Staying at home may be difficult and frustrating, but there are things that you can do to help make it easier. These include:

  • plan ahead and think about what you will need in order to be able to stay at home for the full 7 or 14 days
  • talk to your employer, friends and family to ask for their help to access the things you will need to make your stay at home a success
  • think about and plan how you can get access to food and other supplies such as medications that you will need during this period
  • ask friends or family to drop off anything you need or order supplies online, but make sure these are left outside your home for you to collect
  • make sure that you keep in touch with friends and family over the phone or through social media
  • think about things you can do during your time at home. People who have successfully completed a period of staying at home have kept themselves busy with activities such as cooking, reading, online learning and watching films
  • many people find it helpful to plan out the full 14 days, such as on a make-shift calendar. You may also find it helpful to plan in advance what you will do if, for example, someone in the household were to feel much worse, such as have difficulties breathing
  • when you are feeling better, remember that physical exercise can be good for your wellbeing. Look for online classes or courses that can help you take light exercise in your home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

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  • Patients prescribed Ibuprofen for medical conditions by GP must continue to take it.  Self-medication for COVID-19 could cause complications.

Partners sessions:

  • Junior Youth Club – March 19th – cancelled due to shortage of staff.

Both Junior and Senior Youth Clubs will follow KCC guidelines and as long as schools remain open they will run but will be reliant on staff numbers.

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