Coronavirus Information (Covid-19) Based on the latest government advice, and in discussion with the people we support, Longfield has suspended its usual Day Services. Instead, we have adapted these to offer telephone support, guidance and signposting. We continue to take telephone referrals for Day Services, including counselling, bereavement support and day therapy, via the main Hospice number 01453 886868. If no one is available to take your call, you can leave a message and a member of the clinical team will return your call as soon as possible. Our Hospice at Home service continues to provide support and care for people in the community at the end of their lives, working closely with community nurses. Hospice at Home referrals must be made via a GP, Community Nurse or Heath Care professional. It is vital we support the NHS at this critical time. We are closely monitoring the changing health landscape and aim to adapt and develop our services in the coming weeks in order to provide a safe and responsive service that meets the needs of people across Gloucestershire. The people supported and cared for by Longfield are particularly vulnerable, and we have put these measures in place to ensure their safety, and that of our volunteers and staff. Our 'Welcome to Longfield' service, which normally runs from 9.30-12.30 every Thursday for people to drop-in to the hospice for information and advice, is also suspended. Please call us on 01453 886868 to ask a question or seek advice if you have a life-limiting illness or care for someone with one. All Training courses at the Hospice and elsewhere are also suspended. The hospice building and all of our retail shops will be closed from Tuesday 24 March until further notice in response to the government's advice and instructions on social distancing. Please bear with us and check this page for updates as the government advice we are following may change. We would remind everyone on the following Public Health England Advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who are unwell. If you are concerned about or have symptoms that you are unsure about you should seek advice from NHS 111 https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 If you have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Covid-19, or you have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, or are concerned that you have might have Covid-19, please do no visit the hospice. Instead seek medical advice from 111. https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19.