Fife

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19 March 2020 It is with regret that, in accordance with government and U.K. advice i.e. avoid all unnecessary contact, we are cancelling our monthly and group meetings until further notice.

Do you use a fitbit? Would you be willing to be involved in some research?
The study is investigating the impact of social distancing and isolation on physical activity levels of people aged 60+ who wear Fitbit activity trackers. Participation involves a short survey and permission to collect some physical activity data from the Fitbit device (e.g. step counts and heart rate) using a software which will be sent via email. This will all be performed remotely and will take 10-15 minutes to complete.
The survey is being conducted by Amy Campbell, Research Assistant, Institute for Clinical Exercise and Health Sciences, University of the West of Scotland. See Fitbit Survey leaflet. If you are interested or for more information contact ABCinisolation@uws.ac.uk.

Fife\'s Mental Health Strategy 'Let's really raise the bar 2020-2024' was approved at the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership's Integration Joint Board meeting on 28 February 2020. See link to file on this page.
Julie Paterson, Divisional General Manager, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership wrote "Thank you for your invaluable contribution and commitment to developing this strategy for Fife. Fife's Health and Social Care Partnership looks forward to implementing this strategy in partnership with you and delivering on the actions we have jointly agreed to support and improve the mental health and well being of the people of Fife. During the current challenges that we all are facing, this strategy and importantly, its delivery has never been more important.

Coronavirus Advice from NHS Scotland
on nhsinform.scot look at any "latest information box" or go to nhsinform.scot corona
You should only call 111 if having self-isolated with the symptoms of the illness Covid-19,

your symptoms:

  • have not improved after 7 days
  • are severe or you have shortness of breath
  • worsen during home isolation

How to avoid catching or spreading germs?

Do:

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
Put used tissues in the bin straight away.
Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Do not:

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
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