• 15 MAR 20
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    Coronavirus / Covid19 Latest Advice

    Coronavirus / Covid19 Latest Advice

    Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

    Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    • loss of sense of smell or taste

     

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

    You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

    Read the NHS advice about staying at home.

    Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

    • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
    • your condition gets worse
    • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

    Use the 111 coronavirus service

    Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

    Information is available at gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

    Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
    The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time.
    Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

    • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

    You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

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