Many of our helplines are experiencing high numbers of calls and emails.
We know that people will generally feel concerned, and will feel a need to do something. But please do not call or email unless you genuinely need to, and please direct your call or email to the appropriate area as set out below, as this will help our teams work faster to keep the community safe.
Possible contacts of a positive case
If you think you are the contact of a positive case, DO NOT call. The Contact Tracing Team will contact you, if you are a genuine contact.
If you have COVID-19 related symptoms please call the Clinical Helpline. Phone lines are busy at times but please wait and call back again. Please do not call or email Public Health directly if you find these numbers are engaged.
Questions about lockdown rules and other non-clinical questions
If you have questions about what you can and can't do during lockdown, please contact the Non-Clinical Helpline.
There a number of different reasons why you may need to self-isolate. You may be a direct contact of a positive case, have attended a specific event or place, or have symptoms. In the first instance, please check the self-isolation requirements for your situation at https://covid19.gov.gg/support/protect. If you have any questions, please contact the non-clinical helpline.
If you need healthcare or treatment for another reason, please still contact your GP or call an ambulance or attend the Emergency Department as you normally would.
Financial support for individuals
A range of benefits are available from Social Security for people in financial need as a direct result of the Coronavirus. People are asked to call 01481 732516 or email email@example.com if they need financial support because:
- they have been made redundant,
- they are in employment or self-employment but have severely reduced household income, for example as a result of reduced working hours or rates of pay,
- they are unable to work because they are sick, in self-isolation, their place of work is closed or they are caring for a dependent child (and they are unable to work from home).
Business operations queries
If you have any question regarding whether a business can operate please email firstname.lastname@example.org.