The HSAB have set up a dedicated webpage to cover information and guidance around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is aimed at both the public and professionals and covers both national and local guidance.
The pandemic is a fast-changing situation and the information provided will be updated on a regular basis. Please view the webpage here:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership has highlighted that domestic abuse is of increasing concern during the lockdown period of the current coronavirus crisis. It has created a dedicated page on its existing website to host this information:
Hampshire Domestic Abuse: Information and Updates
Links to this page have also been placed in a banner at the top of its usual homepage:
Hampshire Domestic Abuse
Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s concern and uncertainty over COVID-19.
Trading Standards have produced the social media pack below, alongside a press release (https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/article/505/beware_of_covid_19_scams) and letter template.
Please share the posts in the media pack to draw attention to the infographic, which provides information on how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus scams. The Friends Against Scams training has been updated to include further information on the types of coronavirus scams the team have seen and actions to take to protect yourself and others.
The Safeguarding Adults National Network has produced guidance regarding the Corona Virus in 21 different languages. Please view the advice at the link below and share with your own networks.
Corona Virus Guidance