These resources have been developed by RSPH and our partners to help support the public's health and wellbeing. Also included here are the latest updates specifically for RSPH Members and our national network of Training Centres.
We aim to continuously update this hub with the latest health and wellbeing news and provide current advice and guidance from experts across the spectrum of public health.
Public health guidance
The main symptoms of coronavirus, outlined by the NHS, include:
You should not leave home if either you or someone you live with has any of these symptoms. It's important to remember that you can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms (asymptomatic). There's NHS guidance available on self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, you should self-isolate for 10 days from the time symptoms start to show up.
The COVID-19 vaccines are being offered at pharmacies, local vaccination centres and large vaccination hubs. You can find out how to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment on the NHS website.
Blogs and public health news
Our blogs include public health advice and guidance from RSPH Trustees and public health experts. Visit our COVID-19 blog and vlog hub for our full COVID-19 blog series.
You can also read our consultation submission to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee call for evidence on COVID-19 and food supply.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Scotland you can download the NHS Scotland Test and Protect app, which will tell you if you have been in contact with another app user who has tested positive for COVID-19. You can find the full outline of the updated COVID-19 guidance for Scotland on Public Health Scotland.
The NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service has been set up to help stop the spread of COVID-19 across Wales. You can find the full outline of the updated COVID-19 guidance for Wales on Public Health Wales.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by the PHA's contact tracing service and asked to share information about who you have been in contact with recently (within 2m distance). You can find the full outline of the updated COVID-19 guidance for Northern Ireland on the Public Health Agency website.
Across the UK
The NHS has issued some common-sense advice which is applicable for everyone, for what you can do to avoid catching COVID-19 - and help stop it spreading:
The following organisations provide reliable information and advice on the current coronavirus outbreak (from a UK perspective). A couple of selected international resources, that provide accurate public health information, have also been listed.
External resources which provide support with mental health and advice for high risk populations can be found here.
Our video series has advice from RSPH partners, Trustees and staff on a range of health and wellbeing areas including healthy eating, mental health and hygiene. You can see all of our videos on the RSPH YouTube Channel or visit our Covid-19 blog and vlog hub for more of our COVID-19 video series.
Funding from the Southampton City Council COVID-19 Innovations Grant enabled young people to create eight short films. They have been produced either by young people from the Southampton Children’s Hospital Youth Ambassador team or groups of students who helped in their co-creation supported by LifeLab – a University of Southampton health education project run in collaboration with University Hospital Southampton.
Effective hand washing
Getting better sleep
Tips for exercise
Jo Curran, a pilates specialist at Future Fit Training, shares her tips on exercises you can do to stay fit, whilst following the public health guidelines.
Tips for creativity during lockdown
RSPH Arts & Health Special Interest Group Committee member Dr Ranjita Dhital, University of Reading, explains the benefits of getting creative at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance to access a host of creative resources.
Public Health Journal (Editorial and Articles):
- Wuhan novel coronavirus (COVID-19): why global control is challenging
- COVID-19 - The need for Public Health in a time of emergency
- Is home isolation appropriate for preventing the spread of COVID-19?
Public Health in Practice (Editorial and Articles):
- Public health in practice in a time of change
We will be hosting webinars throughout the coronavirus outbreak which are free to access for RSPH Members.