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NHS Covid-19 App

  • Someone on iphone.jpgThe Covid-19 App is available to download.
  • The app is key part of the country’s fight against COVID-19.

Find out more about the app here

Doctors of the World has Covid-19 information translated into 61 different languages, including how migrants can access NHS Health Services.

The Covid-19 Infographics website has easy to understand graphics in a variety of languages to help summarise key points about Covid-19.


The main symptoms of Covid-19 are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a change to your sense of smell or taste.

NHS Covid-19 smartphone app

The NHS Covid-19 smartphone app helps control the spread of Covid-19.

NHS Test and Trace

Test and Trace is very important to stop Covid-19 spreading. 

  • Public Health England has advice about testing, self-isolating, and being contacted by NHS Test and Trace available in many languages and alternative formats

Information about safety in schools is available from Public Health England.

Mental health advice

Information about mental health advice has been translated by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It is available in: Arabic , Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Pashto, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.

For local mental health support, the Community Roots website can be displayed in 80 languages.

Flu vaccination

GOV.UK has translated versions and alternative formats of leaflets and posters explaining why it's important to have the flu vaccination.

If you are feeling low & struggling right now you do not need to suffer alone. 
Below are resources and links to support that might be able to help.

Free support is available in Cumbria at: (aged 16+over).
Togetherall is a 24/7, safe online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low, with self-guided courses and resources. You can register by simply using your postcode.

A free service is also available for children and young people in Cumbria at: 
This also provides free, safe and anonymous support for young people including resources like discussion boards, magazines,  daily journal feature and the ability to chat with their team.

The Samaritans are also available on 116 123. Again this is a free 24/7 service with Samaritans available to talk through whatever you are experiencing. They also have an e-mail service at: with a 24 hour response time. Also they have a self-help app available to track your mood and practical tips and techniques to help look after people’s emotional health. Find out more at: 

Patients presenting with COVID-19 

All trial medications and information will come directly from the team at Oxford University when patients self-recruit via the internet links or telephone numbers below.



  • Positive lateral flow or PCR test for COVID
  • Symptoms of COVID within the last 5 days
  • 50 years old or over OR  18 years old or over with an underlying risk factor including: Heart, lung, kidney, liver, brain or neurology, diabetes (I or II), down’s syndrome, profound learning disability, immunocompromised (due to cancer, severe infection), organ, bone marrow or stem cell treatment, severe mental health,  morbid obesity (BMI>35), care home resident

To find out more and to take part visit:
or call: 0808 156 0017



  • Positive PCR test for COVID within the last 14 days
  • Symptoms of COVID within the last 14 days
  • 18 years and over

To find out more and take part visit:
or call: 0800 138 0880

The video below has been created for children to explain what to expect when they see a doctor in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Created by Dr Eve Wood (Appleby Medical Practice, Cumbria), Lydia Wood & Anisha Tailor. Music by Dr Eve Wood.