In light of the current public health situation, Racing Welfare is following Government advice regarding our planned fundraising and community events over the coming weeks and months. We will be issuing regular updates via our website and social media should any of these events, or the way in which we deliver our support services, be affected or altered.
All of our services are accessible remotely, with advice and guidance available online at www.support.racingwelfare.co.uk. You can also contact our team 24hrs a day via Racing’s Support Line 0800 6300 443, through Live Chat, or by text on 07860 079 043.
The racing industry is adhering to Government directives on the situation, details of which can be found here.
Do you have questions about the coronavirus? Below is the latest information available about the virus and what you can do to help restrict its spread.
What is the coronavirus?
A coronavirus is one type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. This strain, covid-19, is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.
What are the symptoms?
Health information is being updated regularly so please visit the NHS website for the latest information and advice.
The website details that the following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has covid-19 infection:
- A cough
- High temperature
- Shortness of breath
If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111 or go to the NHS 111 coronavirus advice website. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
What’s the best way to prevent the spread of covid-19?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. This is particularly important after taking public transport.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. You can download a ’Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ poster (PDF, 940KB) for your workplace from the NHS.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Information related to specific health conditions
- Diabetes UK has provided an updated information page for people living with diabetes.
- Asthma UK has released a blog post with advice for people with asthma.
- The British Heart Foundation has published guidance for people with health problems.
- The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Primary Immunodeficiency UK and the Mental Health Foundation have all issued advice and support.