Coronavirus advice

Use these trusted sources of information for the latest advice and guidance on Coronavirus.

Check your symptoms: www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Health guidance: www.NHS.uk/coronavirus

All information on coronavirus - www.gov.uk/coronavirus - this includes guidance on:

  • How to protect yourself and others
  • Education and school closures
  • Travel
  • Healthcare workers
  • Employment and financial support. 

Guidance for those with underlying health conditions
  
Government support for businesses affected by coronavirus - HMRC's coronavirus helpline is 0800 0159 559
Department for Education website. There is also a Department for Education coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687 (8am-6pm weekdays, 10am-4pm weekends).

Information for individuals, parents, and businesses from Merton Council. 

Sign up to be an NHS Volunteer Responder.

If you use social media, please follow the Department for Health on Facebook or Twitter and the UK Government on Twitter and Facebook.

I will also share all the most important local and national information on my Facebook and Twitter accounts.

 

Help for those self-isolating

As expected, the local community has already begun offering help to those who are or may soon be self-isolating.

Merton Voluntary Service Council are mobilising a volunteer taskforce to assist those in isolation with Merton's voluntary sector. They are building a list of volunteers to help households in isolation and those most at risk. If you would like to help, please email: volunteer@mvsc.co.uk

If you are in isolation If you think you might need help, email help@mvsc.co.uk or call 020 8685 2272 between 10am–4pm, Mon–Fri

 

Useful contact details

If you are self-isolating and cannot find any help, or know of someone who needs help, please contact my office stephen.hammond.mp@parliament.uk on 0207 219 3401 and we will try our best to assist.

Your local councillors also stand ready to assist and can be contacted on 0208 545 3764.

The Dons Local Action Group are collecting and delivering food packages to the vulnerable in Merton. They are working closely with The AFC Wimbledon Foundation, Merton Mutual Aid, Old Rutlishians and MVSC to identify where to target their resources. If you need help, or would like to help, they can be contacted on 0203 301 4511 9am-6pm and dla@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk

The Wimbledon Guild remain on hand for local advice and support and can be contacted on 020 8946 0735 or info@wimbledonguild.co.uk - and you can find out more about volunteering with them here: https://www.wimbledonguild.co.uk/support-us/volunteer

Elderly constituents can also contact Age UK’s free advice line 0800 055 6112 which is available 8am-7pm every day.