If you, or a relative, is self-isolating and need some local support, there are lots of community groups that can help.
Getting practical help
Please make sure you are following the latest government guidance on leaving your home, social distancing and self-isolation.
Kent County Council has lifted restrictions on senior citizen bus passes. They can now be used on buses before 9.30am.
Sevenoaks District Council has also suspended parking charges across its car parks and on street pay and display bays from Saturday 21 March 2020 until further notice. Drivers will still need to follow the parking rules, including the maximum stay.
Some local taxi firms are offering free transport to older people and vulnerable groups. Check with your local firm.
If you are unable to shop, please see the guidance above about getting help.
Most supermarkets are making arrangements to make sure a priority service is offered for vulnerable groups and key workers. Many have changed opening hours. Please check with your local store before you leave home.
Many local shops, such as farm shops and greengrocers are offering local delivery services. Please contact your local shops, or local voluntary support group for more information.
Mental health support
Staying at home can present many challenges, practically and emotionally, and it's important to look after your mind as well as your body. The NHS have published some guidance and information about staying at home, and tips on how to cope.
Mind also have wellbeing information and resources on their website.
If you need someone to talk to, you can call a helpline.