The National Federation of Cypriots in the UK in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, have compiled useful support information 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 will continue to update this page, so if you know a service that we should be including please let us know, by email: email@example.com. 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.
- Medical support
- Support for Cypriot students
- Keeping healthy
- Educational support
- Support for the elderly
- Local services
- Legal advice
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.
We recommend that you urgently register with a doctor (GP) if you are not already registered.
A team of senior UK-based Cypriot specialty trainees are on hand to provide general medical information and can be contacted on:
- firstname.lastname@example.org – 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
The Government of Cyprus has announced that Cypriot students who opt to stay in their places of study instead of returning to Cyprus, will be granted a €750 allowance. You can apply for the allowance here: http://enimerosi.moec.gov.cy/ypp10574
We have also arranged for every UK-based Cypriot student to receive a free food package. If you are eligible please register here: https://cypriotfederation.org.uk/studentfood/
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: email@example.com 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)
We have identified the following, Cypriot-owned and operated, hotels for individuals that need somewhere to stay in the UK:
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.
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.
The next few weeks will be challenging 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:
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
Teachers in the UK Cypriot community have offered to assist parents with home-schooling or educating their children remotely. If you need any assistance with certain subjects, resources or useful websites, the teachers below have offered to provide support.
Here are some useful web links and resources to assist home study, recommended by a teacher in our community.
Quizlet (Cross-curricular, interactive)
TWINKL (Early Years to KS4, cross-curricular) – use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get one free month of resources.
Khan Academy (Cross-curricular)
BBC bitesize / teach (Cross-curricular)
National Geographic (Science, humanities)
Frontiers for Young Minds (Science)
Mystery Dough (Science)
Anna Freud NCCF – Supporting young people through disruption [Video]
As measures have been announced to combat the spread of COVID-19, people have rushed to supermarkets to stock up on essential items. This has left shelves empty across the country and, unfortunately, the first to miss out on supplies have been the elderly and vulnerable.
The following supermarkets have designated times to support the elderly with their shopping (A-Z):
Iceland: First hour from opening
Marks and Spencer: First hour from opening on Mondays and Thursdays.
Morrisons: 9-10am, Monday to Saturday
Sainsbury’s: 8-9am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Tesco: 9-10am, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday (does not apply to ‘Express’ stores)
Waitrose: First hour from opening
The Cypriot Community Centre is restarting 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.
If you are elderly, or vulnerable, and need help getting food or essential supplies, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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
- NHS Transport volunteer
- Check-in and Chat volunteer
The Trussell Trust
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.
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.”
Oh My Greek
North London, min. £10, free on orders over £25
020 8886 8083
North London & Surrey, orders over £50
Eggs, Milk, Cheese, Pastries, Fruit Veg
Y & S – Mini Market – Wood Green
Order via phone on: 02088889702
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
Cypriot Community Centre
The Midlands Greek & Cypriot Association
Hellenic Brotherhood of Manchester
Greek Orthodox Church of the Archangel Michael, Margate
Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, Cardiff
Greek Orthodox Church and Community of St Peter and Paul, Bristol
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
Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Bristol
Mr Athanasios Lazarides
Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Northern Ireland
Mr Nick Lestas
Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Scotland
Dr Constantinos Hajivassiliou
Vice-Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Scotland
Mrs Ridi Evridiki Stakis-Christie
Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Leeds
Mr Charles (Kikis) Kyriacou