Government and NHS Advice

The UK Government and the NHS both have useful pages about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Click the links for the current up-to-date information.

Try to Keep to a Routine

It is a good idea to still keep to your normal routine, even if you are not in work or school.  This means, getting up at the same time, having breakfast, getting dressed, and getting on with your day.  Don't be tempted to spend all day in your pyjamas!

Set hourly slots throughout the day to focus on what you need to do.  If you are home from school, this could mean an hour for academic subjects, followed by an hour of doing something physical (helping out around the house?!), followed by an hour of doing something creative.

After lunch, continue with another hour of an academic subject, then get outside for an hour if possible, before finishing the homeschooling day with another hour of study.

Act as if you were at school, keep electronics switched off, keep drinking plenty of fluids, and try not to raid the fridge every 10 minutes!

Things to do Indoors

If the weather is nice you may still be able to get outdoors and go for walk.  Please make sure that you still maintain distance from others, if two people reach out their arms, they should not be able to touch their fingers.  Or even take up running by following the NHS Couch to 5k programme.

For the time when you are inside the Scouts have a list of activities which you can filter by things including how long they take, and how much they cost.

You could even visit a zoo, from the comfort of your own home of course!

As we are all spending more time than usual indoors, it is important to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.  Visit the MIND website for further information

How is FACE Helping?

We are doing everything we can to help our members and the local community but we cannot replace the expertise of health care professionals.

We must look after the health and well-being of our members, and of our staff and volunteers by ensuring that each keeps the recommended physical distance.

We are running a helpline Mon-Friday for anyone self-isolating or shielding who needs extra support from their community.

We are coordinating the volunteer team in Filton, which currently stands at 102 volunteers!

These brilliant people are helping with occasional shopping, collecting prescriptions, and phone support for those feeling lonely!

We have started a community food store, which is open every weekday 10-12.  Through this you can get small amounts of essentials such as eggs, UHT milk, tinned goods, and toilet roll (depending on availability). 

All we ask is that you make a donation, or that you bring an item to swap into the food store that you do not need.

We can also provide food care packages for those who need them, but who cannot access their money at this time. We have a fundraising page to support these: www.justgiving.com/FiltonCovid19