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Coronavirus Update Staffordshire

Coronavirus Update 19.06.20

Look out for coronavirus scams

Coronavirus scam alert

Over a third of British adults (36%) have been the target of a scam since lockdown began, according to research by Citizens Advice.

In Staffordshire, the county’s Trading Standards service has also seen an increase in the number of scams and is warning people to be on the lookout.

Gill Heath, Cabinet Member for Communities at Staffordshire County Council said: "Popular scams include, fake emails from HMRC, refund emails and doorstep scams. They may seem genuine, but are designed to obtain personal information, infect computers or take your money.

“If you are in any doubt at all you should ignore the offer, delete the email or hang up the phone."

Find out more

Test and Trace

Your Staffordshire Health App Finder

During the coronavirus outbreak, many of us are looking for new ways to keep fit and well.

Digital health and wellbeing apps can help you to manage your health at home, but there are thousands to choose from and not all apps can be trusted to offer clinically proven and up to date advice.

To help you find trusted apps that meet your needs, we've set up a super easy-to-use Health App Finder.

It's a library of fully reviewed and handpicked apps proven to help with things like weight loss and fitness, stopping smoking and mental wellbeing as well as dementia, diabetes and cancer.

Use the App Finder

Help to heat your home

Staffordshire Warmer Homes

Staffordshire Warmer Homes is an initiative managed by Staffordshire County Council to install free first time central heating systems in homes across Staffordshire.

You can apply for this scheme if you live in Staffordshire, do not already have gas central heating, claim universal credit, benefits or tax credits, have low or no income, are disabled, elderly or have very young children.

The team are now welcoming applications for installations in the autumn and have updated the way they are working so that they can take your application online or over the phone and will not need to visit you at home until it is safe to do so.

Apply today