RULES OVER CHRISTMAS
This Christmas, from 23 December to 27 December we’ll all able to form a ‘Christmas bubble’. This bubble allows you to join up to two other households during this period. This applies to everyone across the country, no matter what their local alert level may be.
Once you’ve decided which two households you want to spend time with you can’t change them. Your bubble remains the same throughout this period. For example, you can’t spend Christmas Eve with two households and then Christmas Day with two different households.
• You can spend time with the people in your bubble in someone’s home, garden, places of worship or
in an outside public space
• You can travel across the UK to form your Christmas bubble, regardless of tiers
• Once you have formed your bubble, you can stay overnight at someone’s house if they’re in your
If you have symptoms, the rules don’t change. You must still get tested and self-isolate. You should not be part of a Christmas bubble if you have symptoms.
GOV.UK guidance for the Christmas period
SHOUT – MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
TEXT shout to 85258
Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope. The service is staffed by trained volunteers who are overseen by clinical supervisors. The Shout service is available around the clock and is designed to enable individuals to take their next steps towards feeling better. Shout can help with issues such as suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, abuse, self-harm, relationship problems and bullying.
KEEPING WELL THIS WINTER
A new information campaign to support older people to keep well this winter has launched. The Keeping Well this Winter film and talking tips guide have been developed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and partners as training resources for frontline staff and volunteers who have direct contact with older residents. The booklet is aimed particularly at reaching older people who are not online and it follows the success of an earlier publication during the first wave of Covid-19. Keeping well this winter booklet
Among the items in this edition are:-
15 December, 10am – 11.30am, Online
16 December, 6pm – 7.30pm, Online
17 December, 9.30am – 11am, Online
17 December, 10.30am – 12pm, Online
To read the full article for any of the above go to www.manchestercommunitycentral.org