Coronavirus does not appear to be going anywhere very soon and cases are increasing in the UK, however we are urged to remain calm and be sensible with regards to prevention. Here is the latest information and advice from the NHS…
Coronavirus presents with flu-like symptoms, including a fever (high temperature), a cough or difficulty breathing.
If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it:
- stay at home and avoid close contact with other people
- do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
- use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next
The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.
Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.
Everyone is encouraged to look after themselves and play their part in helping to slow the spread of viruses and germs, including coronavirus, and reduce the impact on NHS services.
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- 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 and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Latest information and advice
Please use the following links to find out more information if required:
- Health advice from the NHS.
- Information on the outbreak, including the current situation in the UK.
- Guidance for health care professionals.
- Guidance for educational settings.
- Guidance for social and community care in residential settings.
- Guidance for professionals helping people in the education, transport and other sectors.
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