Government and NHS Advice

The UK Government and the NHS both have useful pages about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Click the links for the current up-to-date information.

Try to Keep to a Routine

It is a good idea to still keep to your normal routine, even if you are not in work or school.  This means, getting up at the same time, having breakfast, getting dressed, and getting on with your day.  Don't be tempted to spend all day in your pyjamas!

Set hourly slots throughout the day to focus on what you need to do.  If you are home from school, this could mean an hour for academic subjects, followed by an hour of doing something physical (helping out around the house?!), followed by an hour of doing something creative.

After lunch, continue with another hour of an academic subject, then get outside for an hour if possible, before finishing the homeschooling day with another hour of study.

Act as if you were at school, keep electronics switched off, keep drinking plenty of fluids, and try not to raid the fridge every 10 minutes!

Things to do Indoors

If the weather is nice you can get outdoors and go for walk or meet up with a limited number of friends or family members.  Please make sure that you still maintain distance from others when you can, if two people reach out their arms, they should not be able to touch their fingers. 

Or you could even take up running by following the NHS Couch to 5k programme.

For the time when you are inside the Scouts have a list of activities which you can filter by things including how long they take, and how much they cost.

You could even visit a zoo, from the comfort of your own home of course!

As we are all spending more time than usual indoors, it is important to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.  Visit the MIND website for further information

How is FACE Helping?

We are doing everything we can to help our members and the local community but we cannot replace the expertise of health care professionals.

We have been running a helpline for anyone self-isolating or shielding who needs extra support from their community and to signpost residents to wider specialist support services.

We have been coordinating the volunteer response team in Filton, which included 110 volunteers! These brilliant people have been helping with occasional shopping, collecting prescriptions, and phone support for those feeling lonely or self-isolating!

We have launched FACE face masks (available for a suggested donation of £3 each)!

We have put together Wellbeing boxes for 200 local residents and those who are lonely and isolated - with kind and generous support from the Quartet Community Foundation.

We are a 'covid-secure' venue having completed all policies and risk assessments, and following National Youth Agency guidance for youth centres.

We are running a community store and jigsaw loaning scheme.

If you need some support - give us a call or drop an email to covid19@facecharity.org.uk

The community store was running every week day 10-12 within the youth centre foyer in Filton. This has now closed.

We do put donations from ASDA and Tesco 'Fareshare' scheme outside our front door on Tuesday-Fridays when these come from the supermarkets (out of date food passed on from supermarkets to reduce food waste and hunger.)

We can make a referral to the North Bristol Foodbank for anyone who needs support to access food.

We have a fundraising page to support the efforts we are making to support people during the pandemic: www.justgiving.com/FiltonCovid19