Information on Coronavirus – Information correct as at 17th March 2020

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Read the latest advice and information from NHS England and Public Health England about the Coronavirus. With the situation with the Coronavirus ever-changing it’s important that you stay informed with latest advice and information from official sources.

For the most up to date information please check the advice on https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Symptoms of coronavirus: • a new, continuous cough and/or • a high temperature If you believe that you have the Coronavirus do not go to your GP or hospital. You are advised to look on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/for more information about the virus and its symptoms before calling NHS 111 to help relieve the pressures that the service is currently facing.

What to do if you are displaying symptoms of Coronavirus

Anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.

After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days.

How to avoid catching or spreading germs Do: • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. • Put used tissues in the bin straight away. • Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell. Don’t: Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean. Link to video on hand washing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQCP7waTRWU&feature=youtu.be

 

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