Covid-19: Daily communications update 08.04.20, 15:05hrs


  • All staff briefinglisten to a recording of yesterday’s staff briefing. Please ignore the message that comes up when you click on the link (‘There is no content to view at the moment…’). Although there isn’t any video, the audio is still available. Remember, you can also read a Staff briefing roundup on AskHUE.
  • Volunteer Responder Scheme – NHS England and NHS Improvement is encouraging health and social care professionals to use NHS Volunteer Responders. You can now refer vulnerable or ‘at risk’ people, who are staying at home, for support from the #NHSVolunteerResponders for:

  • Mental health hotline for NHS staff – the NHS has launched a mental health hotline for staff dealing with Covid-19. You can call or text a free number to receive support and advice ranging from practical and financial assistance through to specialist bereavement and psychological support. The phone line is open between 7am and 11pm every day, while the text service is 24/7.

Primary Care

Offers and discounts for NHS staff

  • AA breakdown cover – the AA is providing a free breakdown service for all NHS workers during the coronavirus crisis. Whether you’re a member or not. Visit the AA website to find out more.

Further advice and support

Please remember to visit:

  • AskHUE – for the latest advice and information for staff, including previous daily comms bulletins
  • NHS website – for information on the virus and how to prevent it spreading
  • GOV.UK website – for national advice, including full guidance on staying at home and away from others

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