Here are my thoughts on how we can use digital tools and processes to help protect friends and family from COVID 19
Information Get on Twitter and follow people who know what they are talking about in relation to Covid 19. A good starting point would be to check out who I am following. I chose them for other reasons, but they have proved remarkably effective in providing raw data that enables you to…
Make a Plan In Health and Safety terms: Use the data above to carry out a Risk Assessment (RA) for your network/circle/family that you want to protect. This will be very different if you are a young, fit adult living by yourself. compared to a family living in a cramped house with one or more vulnerable people (Check out the raw data on this and make your own decision on who is vulnerable. As long as it is a higher standard than the official advice from NHS app or website).
From this write up a detailed Method Statement of how you will mitigate that risk and then agree it, monitor it and revise it as new information comes in. Communicate this via a WhatsApp group set up for this purpose
Digital tools Get online. Shopping, (but unless you ordered last week…online slots are now getting sold out 4 weeks in advance). NHS Get the NHS app. It allows you to book appointments. Order prescriptions. Check your symptoms (without having to dial 111) and View your GP medical records… In my opinion it will have significant investment pumped into it and become even more useful. Facebook Marmite for many, but undeniably useful in a local context. Especially the local pages. This one for example listing all the local COVID 19 Mutual Aid groups as well as your general local group/pages. Here is a good example
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