What is coronavirus?
A coronavirus is a type of virus that can infect your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Covid-19 is a type of coronavirus. It is a disease that doctors say can cause a respiratory tract infection. It can affect your upper respiratory tract (sinuses, nose, and throat) or lower respiratory tract (windpipe and lungs).
It spreads through person-to-person contact.
The three most common symptoms of coronavirus are:
- A high temperature – your chest and back will feel hot to touch. You do not need to measure your temperature.
- A new, continuous cough – you will be coughing a lot for more than an hour, or you will have three or more coughing episodes in a 24-hour period. If you normally have a cough, this will be worse than usual.
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – you will notice things smell or taste different to normal, or you may not be able to smell or taste anything.
- If you start to experience any of these symptoms, stay at home and do not leave your house for 10 full days.
- If you come into close contact with someone who tests positive, stay at home for 10 days from the day you last had contact with them.
- Do not go to the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Lisieux Trust is committed to providing all residents, tenants and family members and friends with up to date information on how the organisation is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic; including information on what this means for all parties. The documents available in this section contain the latest Lisieux Trust guidance. Any questions on Lisieux Trust’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be directed to CEO, Jess Alsop-Greenacre.
Read the latest guidance for all Lisieux Trust residents.
Read the latest guidance for all Lisieux Trust tenants.
Read the latest guidance for family members and friends with loved ones in Lisieux Trust’s residential properties.
Read the latest guidance for family members and friends with loved ones in Lisieux Trust’s supported living properties.
Read our latest policy for visitors.
These fantastic resources are great for helping to conceptualise the idea of the coronavirus, and for managing feelings surrounding the current situation. PLEASE NOTE: clicking the download link will prompt the file to download onto your computer, and may appear as a pop up.
A fantastic book by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts that conceptualises the virus.
A useful pack – created by Murray Hall Community Trust – which helps with managing worries and anxieties surrounding the pandemic.
If you know an adult with a learning disability, or an autistic adult, who may benefit from our services, read more about our referral process.
Want to read about what we’re up to? You can find out more about what’s going on behind the scenes at Lisieux Trust in our news and blogs section.
There are a number of ways in which you can get in touch with the Lisieux Trust team. They’d be happy to hear from you!