Coronavirus: Public Information

Coronavirus: Public Information

The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with this virus.

Germs can live on some surface for hours. To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a sanitiser gel
  • If you have any cause for concern, stay home and call 111

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

    Click here for up to date advice.

    Anyone returning from China

    People who have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei province in China within the last 14 days are advised to:

    • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
    • Call NHS 111 to inform them of recent travel to the area, whether you have symptoms or not

    People who have travelled from elsewhere in China within the last 14 days and develop symptoms of a cough, fever or shortness of breath are advised to:

    • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
    • Call NHS 111 to inform them of their recent travel to the country

    This is an evolving situation. Staff can check the following websites which are being regularly updated:

    Department of Health and Social Care latest Coronavirus information
    Advice for professionals in advising the public

     

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