During this time of uncertainty, we want to help our customers as much as we can. We have designed a bulletin to enable you to access all the resources and help you need, using your Synapptic device.
While you’re self-isolating at home, we want to help you stay safe and well. There are many resources on the internet and we’ve selected a few you may find useful.
Useful websites for keeping safe and well
NHS 111 online
If you are worried you may have Coronavirus symptoms and need help, visit the NHS 111 website for advice. The government are asking people not to visit their GP or local hospital, or to ring 111, unless they have visited 111 online first, to get advice.
You will be prompted to answer a series of questions within the online symptom checker and you will receive advice here about what you need to do next.
To access this resource, type ‘NHS 111’ into the search option of the Synapptic web browser and select the first result.
NHS Covid-19 advice
For the latest NHS health advice and information on the Coronavirus, including how to stay safe at home, what to do if you have symptoms and advice for people who are at high risk, type ‘NHS Covid 19’ into the search option of the Synapptic web browser and select the first result.
The World Health Organisation
The World Health Organization are monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic on a global level. This is a link to their official website, which is one of the most useful sources of information, news and advice about the COVID 19 Pandemic, on both a national and international level.
Daily situation reports are released on their website, giving up to date information on the spread of the disease globally. There are also useful videos on how to protect yourself, alongside information on common myths surrounding the virus.
To access this resource, type ‘WHO’ into the search option of the Synapptic web browser and select the first result.
Every Mind Matters
If you are finding it challenging being isolated at home, the NHS have provided some useful tips on protecting your mental wellbeing, as well as your physical health. To access this resource, type ‘Every Mind Matters Coronavirus’ into the search option of the Synapptic web browser and select the first result.
This resource includes tips and strategies for helping you cope, while isolated at home. It also gives you 10 tips for managing anxiety and stress.
Useful apps for keeping safe and well
In addition, we’ve picked out a couple of apps, which you may find useful in managing your health and wellbeing.
This is a service offered by Well Pharmacy that links with your GP and allows you to get your prescriptions and medication delivered to your house for free. It’s free to download and use.
To download this app, use the Play Store option on the Synapptic Toolbox Menu. Once in the Play Store, search for ‘Well Pharmacy’ and select the first result.
This is a paid-for healthcare service, which offers users access to a doctor, specialist or therapist 24 hours a day, via video calls. In addition, Babylon can arrange to have prescriptions sent to a pharmacy of your choice. The app is free to download.
They also offer free access to healthcare tools, for those who register, including an interactive symptom checker, health checker and health monitor.
This gives you a chance to get expert advice and treatment from private health experts through their app.
To download this app, select the Play Store option on the Toolbox Menu and search for ‘Babylon Health’. Select the first result.