This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Coronavirus

Any updates we receive regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) will be on this page.

For updates from the Gov.UK and NHS websites please see below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Longrove Surgery's Latest COVID-19 Guidance

Please follow this link for Longrove Surgery's latest guidance on COVID-19.

Interpreter Provision for the Prime Minister's Daily COVID-19 Update

Daily updates from the Prime Minister will include the provision of an interpreter on BBC 107 or 231. Further information is available for the deaf and hard of hearing here: 

https://signhealth.org.uk/resources/coronavirus/

Food/Shopping/Prescription delivery


Age UK Barnet- They will be aiming to help with the following: shopping, prescription collection, befriending (telephone), craft packs (puzzle books, knitting materials etc) and hot meals up to twice a week. Age 55+
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/barnet/our-services/information-and-advice/
Telephone:
020 8203 5040

Good Gym- Befriending and one off tasks for those over 60 such as clearing of the garden and telephone befriending
Telephone: 0203 432 3920

Email: getinvolved@goodgym.org
https://www.goodgym.org/

Jewish Care- Hot meals on Wheels to Barnet’s Jewish population.
Telephone: 020 8922 2222
https://www.jewishcare.org/

JGift- Can deliver kosher food packages to vulnerable Jewish residents
Email:
keren@jgift.org
Telephone: 0208 457 4429
https://www.jgift.org/

Barnet Wellbeing Service- Telephone only, community activities and they are working to develop activity plans/packages in the coming weeks. +Talking Therapies, advocacy and information + advice.
Telephone: 03333 449 088
Email:
info@barnetwellbeing.org.uk
https://www.barnetwellbeing.org.uk/

Hope Corner Community Centre- We are able to deliver a hot meal to local vulnerable people on a Monday and Thursday lunchtime- we are also on the phone for a friendly call or to shop or run an errand.
Sue Day -Centre Manager
185 Mays Lane, Barnet, EN5 2DY
Tel: 020 8364 8756

Telephone Befriending


Age UK Barnet- Befriending service: 0208 432 1416

Good Gym- Offering short telephone befriending service. They operate through Age UK.
Telephone: 0203 432 3920
Email: getinvolved@goodgym.org

Jewish Care- telephone befriending being arranged for the Jewish community.
Telephone: 020 8922 2222
https://www.jewishcare.org/

Samaritans- Offer listening and support for anyone struggling to cope
Telephone: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritains.org
https://www.samaritans.org/

The Silver Line- Befriending available 24/7 for over 55s
Telephone
: 0800 470 8090
Email: info@thesilverline.org.uk


Food Banks



Barnet Foodbank - The Trussell Trust Food Bank
63 Somerset Road, New Barnet, Barnet EN5 1RF
Opening Times: Tuesdays at 12:00am - 2pm; Saturday at 10:00am to 12pm
Telephone: 07716 890 535
 
St James Church, New Barnet - regularly collect food for the foodbank and donate it. They also function as a referral point for Foodbank vouchers.
Contact Details: 71 East Barnet Road, New Barnet, EN4 8RN
Telephone: 020 8440 2451 / 07505 203 260
 
Colindale Foodbank - Trinity Church, Northwest Centre, Avion Crescent, Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5QY
Opening Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 - 2:30pm
Contact Person(s): Lisa Jeffrey and Pat Mansfield
Telephone: 07415 223 963
There are emergency packages available at the Colindale Foodbank. These are being given without a Foodbank voucher if your clients / patients need food as an emergency.
 
Muswell Hill Foodbank - Pembroke Road Church, 68 Pembroke Road, Muswell Hill
London N10 2HT. Opening Times:
Monday at 12:30-2:30pm (They are not open on Bank Holidays)
Wednesday at 11:30am -1:30pm
Friday at 11:30-1:30pm (They are not open on Good Friday)
Email: info@muswellhill.foodbank.org.uk  
Telephone: 020 8883 0434


The Real Junk Food Project-
Fresh food – surplus edible food from supermarkets

Every Wednesday between 10.30 – 11.30
102A Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak HA8 0LN
(Down the stairs between the IGC Church and Loveburnt oak buildings)
https://trjfp.com/
Telephone: 01924 365064
Email:
info@trjfp.com

Volunteer/ Donation


Age UK Barnet (Volunteers& Donations)-
They will be aiming to help with the following: shopping, prescription collection, befriending (telephone), craft packs (puzzle books, knitting materials etc) and hot meals up to twice a week. Age 55+
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/barnet/our-services/information-and-advice/
Telephone: 020 8203 5040

Good Gym (Volunteers)- Befriending and one off tasks for those over 60 such as clearing of the garden and telephone befriending
Telephone: 0203 432 3920

Email: getinvolved@goodgym.org
https://www.goodgym.org/

JGift- Volunteer & Donations
Email:
keren@jgift.org
Telephone: 0208 457 4429
https://www.jgift.org/

The Silver Line (Volunteers)-  For Befriending available 24/7 for over 55s
Telephone
: 0800 470 8090
Email: volunteering@thesilverline.org.uk



 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website