The National Federation of Cypriots in the UK in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, have created a useful support platform for our UK Cypriot diaspora and Cypriot nationals currently in the UK. This initiative is also supported by the Presidential Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus.

We regularly update this page, so if you know a service that we should be including please let us know, by email: enquiries@cypriotfederation.org.uk. Also, subscribe to our mailing by clicking here to get our regular updates.

We will make updates to the services available and information portal in line with UK Government policy.

 

Contents:

  1. Medical support
  2. Support for Cypriot students
  3. Career support
  4. Support for the elderly
  5. Food
  6. Accommodation
  7. Local services
  8. Donate
  9. Keeping healthy
  10. Legal advice

Click here for our general information for UK Cypriots on COVID-19

Medical support 🏥

COVID-19

For health information, and advice, on COVID-19 (coronavirus) visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Get a free NHS COVID-19 test

 

We recommend that you urgently register with a doctor (GP) if you are not already registered.

How to register with a doctor (GP) practice

Information on COVID-19 for non-UK nationals

Community medical advice

A team of senior UK-based Cypriot specialty trainees are on hand to provide general medical information and can be contacted on:

  • doctors@cypriotfederation.org.uk – If you send them an email, they will respond to it as soon as they can.
  • 0207 124 4090 – This telephone number is only for Cypriot nationals currently in the UK and can only be accessed via a UK landline or mobile. The helpline operates from 9am-9pm Monday to Sunday

 

If you would like to visit a Cypriot GP privately you can contact:

Dr Katerina Constantinou
General Practitioner

katerina.constantinou@doctors.org.uk

Support for Cypriot Students 💷

New restrictions and measures

As many Cypriot students arrive back in the UK for the start of the 2020/21 academic year they will find that some of the UK’s regulations on COVID-19 has changed.

Here is some key information:

Stay alert: what you can and cannot do

Self-isolating: stay at home if you think you have coronavirus

How to meet others safely (social distancing)

‘Rule of six’ – A new law came into affect on 14 September prohibiting social gatherings of more than six people indoors or outdoors. Work and education are exempt from this rule.

Cypriot student associations

If you are Cypriot student that is staying in the UK and would like to be put in touch with your University Cypriot Society email us at: enquiries@cypriotfederation.org.uk or get in touch with the National Union of Cypriot Students in the UK (EFEK UK) by clicking here.

To speak directly to someone from EFEK UK by phone please call either Constantinos (07762945913) or George (07999757619)

Career Support 👩‍💼👨‍💼

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen ~700,000 workers lose their jobs in the UK, with young people hit particularly hard. Therefore, we’ve worked hard to rapidly establish a new platform that will provide much needed support and resources. The UK Cypriot Professionals Network (UKCPN) has just been launched to provide mentoring, CV reviews, networking opportunities and other helpful resources, for Cypriot professionals in the UK, of levels and across multiple industries.

Register as a mentee
Register as a mentor

Support for the elderly 👴👵

Shopping

The following supermarkets have increased their number of online delivery slots and give priority to the elderly and vulnerable (A-Z):

Asda

Sainsbury’s

Tesco

Waitrose

Medication

You can get your medication without leaving home through Pharmacy2U

There is free delivery on all NHS prescriptions.

Meals on wheels

The Cypriot Community Centre is running its meals-on-wheels service for the most vulnerable in our community. Their priority will be the elderly, disabled and isolated, in particular, those with Dementia. Where necessary the service will be extended to include Enfield in addition to Haringey.

Shopping/delivery support

If you are elderly, or vulnerable, and need help getting food or essential supplies, email us at enquiries@cypriotfederation.org.uk, or call us on 0208 4459999. We will put you in touch with a team of young volunteers, organised by NEPOMAK UK, who can help you.

Areas covered include North, Central & East London; Manchester; Canterbury; Colchester; Glasgow; Hertfordshire; Ipswich; Harlow; Bury St Edmunds Newmarket; Red Lodge; Kentford; Stansted; Bishop’s Stortford; Saffron Walden; Harlow; Buntingford; Hertford; Birchanger; and Newport. These areas depend on volunteer availability, so may increase as we find more volunteers. Please do check back if you cant see your area on the list. If you would like to volunteer, please complete this short survey.

NHS Volunteer Responders

Your NHS needs you! NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. The NHS needs volunteers who can help support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well.

Ways you can support:

  • Community Response volunteer
  • Patient Transport volunteer
  • Check-in and Chat volunteer
  • NHS Transport volunteer

Charities

Food 🍴

Food supplies

Foodbanks
Food banks work with frontline professionals to identify people in need and issue them with a food bank voucher. These include local agencies such as children’s centres, housing associations, advice charities and mental health teams, who are best placed to assess need.
The Trussell Trust
North Enfield Foodbank / 07826 542119

Omonia Youth FC
“Please do not hesitate to make contact if you need help. We will do what we can to help. Together. A cooked meal, cereal, jug of milk, bread, sugar, healthy snacks, whatever it may be, we will try to help or find someone who can.”
omoniayouthfootballclub@hotmail.com
www.omoniayouthfc.com

Delivery options

UK-WIDE
Marathon Foods
Delivery across the UK
Packages incl. variety of grocery items
marathon@marathonfoods.co.uk
+44 020 8884 2749

Oh My Greek

https://www.ohmygreek.co.uk/

info@ohmygreek.co.uk

LONDON
Aroma Patisserie

North London, min. £10, free on orders over £25
www.aroma-patisserie.co.uk
020 8886 8083

Demos Continental
Will deliver near shop
Authentic Greek & Cypriot grocery products
info@demoscontinental.co.uk
020 8889 2682

Greenhill Grocers
Phone/email orders, next day delivery to N20, EN4, EN5 (further for vulnerable people)
www.greenhillgrocers.co.uk
enquiries@greenhillgrocers.co.uk
020 8449 3879

Fratelli Greci Finest Foods
Central London, on orders over £40
Greek-Italian-Mediteranean Products
info@fratelligreci.com
020 7724 2021

Kupros Essentials
North London & Surrey, orders over £50
Eggs, Milk, Cheese, Pastries, Fruit Veg

Simply Mediterranean
Within 3-mile radius
Grocery-Deli-Vegan
simplymediterranean@outlook.com
07939 232175 | 07958 257805

Y & S – Mini Market – Wood Green
Order via phone on: 02088889702

BIRMINGHAM
Lakis Greek Kitchen
Birmingham
http://lgk.org.uk/
info@lgk.org.uk
+44 7917172491

Accommodation 🛏

We have identified the following, Cypriot-owned and operated, hotels for individuals that need somewhere to stay in the UK:

Olympic Hotel
138-140 Sussex Gardens, London, W2 1UB
www.olympichousehotel.co.uk
info@olympichousehotel.co.uk
020 7723 5935, 07768210217

St David’s Hotel
14-20 Norfolk Square, London, W1 1RS
020 7723 3856

Tune Hotel
324 Grays Inn Rd, London, WC1X 8BU
020 7713 2050

Shakespeare Hotel
22-28 Norfolk Square, London, W2 1RS

Beverley House Hotel
142 Sussex Gardens, London W2 1UB
www.beverleycityhotel.co.uk/
info@hotelbeverley.com
07768210217

Athena Hotel
10/114 Sussex Gardens, London, W2 1UA
www.athenahotellondon.co.uk
stay@athenahotellondon.co.uk
020 7706 3866

The Nayland Hotel
132/134 Sussex Gardens
info@naylandhotel.com
020 7723 4615

Local services

Councils

Please visit the following websites for more information on local initiatives, volunteering opportunities and support:

Barnet

Enfield

Haringey

Birmingham

Manchester

 

If you want to find your local community support group visit Mutual Aid UK

Community organisations

If you cannot find the information that you are looking for on this page, a local UK Cypriot community organisation may be able to assist you.
Please note: most of these organisations will be closed, as per UK Government advice, but they may still respond to emails.

National Federation of Cypriots in the UK
enquiries@cypriotfederation.org.uk

Cypriot Community Centre
cycc6363@gmail.com

The Midlands Greek & Cypriot Association
office@midlandsgreek.org

Hellenic Brotherhood of Manchester
gotn2018@gmail.com

Greek Orthodox Church of the Archangel Michael, Margate
info@gocmargate.org

Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, Cardiff
StNicholasCardiffGOC@gmail.com

Greek Orthodox Church and Community of St Peter and Paul, Bristol
father.george@blueyonder.co.uk

Honorary Consulates

Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus can provide service to Cypriot nationals in their area.

Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Birmingham
Mr Costas Petrouis
costaspetrouis12@gmail.com

Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Bristol
Mr Athanasios Lazarides
lazalazarides@yahoo.com

Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Northern Ireland
Mr Nick Lestas
info@lestasconsulting.com

Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Scotland
Dr Constantinos Hajivassiliou
c.hajivassiliou@clinmed.gla.ac.uk

Vice-Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Scotland
Mrs Ridi Evridiki Stakis-Christie
evridikisc@gmail.com

Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Leeds
Mr Charles (Kikis) Kyriacou
cyprusleeds@gmail.com

Donate

The upcoming weeks will be particularly challenging for the vulnerable and less fortunate, please consider donating, where you can, to food banks and charities. Some suggestions:

British Red Cross
The Trussell Trust (foodbanks)
Fare Share (foodbanks)
North Enfield Foodbank
Age UK
Mind
WHO COVID-19 Response Fund

Keeping healthy 🍎

Physical health

It’s important to stay physically active over the next few weeks and one of the best ways of doing that is with simple home exercises.

Personal trainer, Rico Joannou, has put together a suggested home work-out to keep active whilst staying at home. You don’t even have to do all of it, just a little bit of exercise a day will make a difference.

5 Rounds:
10 Squat/Squat Jumps
15 Sit Ups
10 Press Ups
20 Lunges (10 Each Leg)
8 Burpees/20 Star Jumps

You could even do some simple stretches to get rid of aches and pains and improve your posture.

Online classes and blogs:

Lorena Savvidou, Principal of the London Academy of Dance, has some online classes to help keep people active and healthy.

Online virtual classes
Online dance classes
Keeping a healthy mind and body [blog]

Mental health

The current pandemic has been immensely challenging on our mental health and and many of us will be feeling anxious and worried about how COVID-19 is affecting our daily life. Here are some useful resources and guides:

Q&A with Dr Linda Papadopoulos on maintaining mental health and wellbeing whilst staying at home [VIDEO] 

Mind, the mental health charity – COVID-19 and your wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation – Looking after your mental health during COVID-19

Anna Freud NCCF – Self care strategies

Young Minds – Talking to your child about coronavirus

Legal advice 📑

Renting: guidance for tenants, landlords and local authorities

What to do when someone dies: step-by-step

 

Gillen De Alwis Solicitors are offering free help & advice to individuals, families, organisations and businesses to help in these challenging times. Legal advice is available in both English and Greek.