Coronavirus Advice


Read more advice on all the above topics at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading


Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.


You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

1. shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
2. one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of 3. your householdany medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
4. travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Important

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

How to stop infection spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.

Do


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 secondsuse hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get back home
  • 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 immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Don't

do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean


Looking after your health and wellbeing

To help yourself stay well while you're at home:

stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social mediatry to keep yourself busy – you could try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching filmsdo light exercise at home, or outside once a day


What to do if you need medical help

If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.

If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:

for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery websitefor urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help onlinefor life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance


Pregnancy advice

If you're pregnant and worried about coronavirus, you can get advice about coronavirus and pregnancy from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.


Read more advice on all the above topics at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


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