Find out what we are doing to support people who are self isolating and staying at home
If you are self-isolating, you may need some extra support. That can be practical or emotional. The Torbay Community Coronavirus Helpline provides befriending, collection of pensions, prescriptions and food, family support, financial advice and mental health support.
Further information support available across the Bay can be found at Torbay Help Hub.
If you receive benefits and self-isolating means you will lose income you can apply for a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment.
If it is a medical emergency, call 999 and inform the call handler that you, or someone in your household, have COVID-19 symptoms.
They should book a free COVID-19 test.
It is important to keep active whilst following the self-isolation guidelines. There is a wide range of health and wellbeing support on offer so here are some key pages for you to start with.
We know that staying at home for a long period can be difficult, frustrating and lonely. If you need help with your mental health, there are some options available to you that offer tools, resources and advice to help you improve your mood, look after your mental wellbeing and seek help when you need it:
Your local GP can advise about helpful treatments and access to mental health support.
The Are You OK? website provides information to anyone in Torbay who wants to find out:
They have published an article to help people who are anxious about self-isolating because of COVID-19.
If you are concerned that you may be about to lose your home, you can contact our Housing team.