Hujjat Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update #6 – New Government Measures AND Hujjat Helping Hands Campaign

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Dear Brother and Sisters, Salaam Alaykum

As the national (and global) situations evolve today’s update to the community is to bring us all up to speed with the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday and changes to guidance that have been implemented as a result.

The key new government measures are:

• Everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as restaurants, cinemas and theaters
• Everyone should work from home if they can
• All “unnecessary” visits to friends and relatives in care homes should cease
• People should only use the NHS “where we really need to” – and can reduce the burden on workers by getting advice on the NHS website where possible
• By next weekend, those with the most serious health conditions must be “largely shielded from social contact for around 12 weeks”

IMPORTANTLY
• If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days
• Those people should, if possible, avoid leaving the house “even to buy food or essentials” – but they may leave the house “for exercise and, in that case, at a safe distance from others”

• Schools will not be closed for the moment

Chief medical adviser Prof Chris Whitty said the group of people who should take “particular care to minimise their social contact” were:
• People over the age of 70
• Other adults who would normally be advised to have the flu vaccine (such as those with chronic diseases)
• Pregnant women

COVID-19 CAMPAIGN HUJJAT HELPING HANDS

Please see the attached graphic outlining the Jamaat’s upgraded Hujjat Helping Hands service to help the vulnerable and isolated with essentials at this testing time.