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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Important information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following information is from the NHS and Public Health England. We've also included some helpful tips, on how to wash your hands properly, at the end of this page .

Read helpful tips on how to wash your hands

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. 

The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020. The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

•  a high temperature

•  a new continuous cough

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

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

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

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

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay At Home advice can be found here 

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

More information can be found on the NHS website here

 

Helpful tips

Information to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

Read NHS guide on how to wash your hands properly

Watch NHS video on how to wash your hands properly