High risk group

You may have received a letter from the NHS identifying you as someone who may be at risk of severe illness if you catch coronavirus. You must follow the advice in this letter.

It explains:

  • how to register to make sure you get the support you need
  • how long you should stay at home (or 'shield') for
  • social distancing guidance for you, people you live with, and anyone that's helping you

Read about shielding and support for vulnerable people on GOV.UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medway support

We've launched a support project, with the help of our partner agencies, to help our most vulnerable residents. Together, we are helping those most affected by social distancing who do not have any family, friends or neighbours who can help them.

Our priorities are to help people with:

Local response

The virus has created challenging times for us all, but the response has been inspiring. We’ve had many of you volunteer from across Medway offering help and support. Thank you to the voluntary organisations, private companies and public sector employees who have all pulled together to help those most in need.

Get involved

Our support project is a collection of services that are working together to make sure we help everyone who needs it.

If you or your organisation would like to offer help, email: emergency.foodproject@medway.gov.uk

If you’re a resident who would like to join our existing volunteers, we’d love to hear from you, register with Medway Voluntary Action.

The Coronavirus Medway Support service is providing a lifeline.

Councillor Alan Jarrett

Leader of Medway Council

Alan helping with coronavirus support