Health advice

Help control the virus

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

Ask for a test to check if you have coronavirus

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can ask for a test to check if you have the virus. This is called an antigen test. View the NHS for booking details

Mental health services

Find an overview of some of the mental health services (gloucestershire.gov.uk) that are available in Gloucestershire for both adults and young people to help you access the support that is right for you.

Health precautions and symptoms 

In most cases, Covid19 is mild but everyone should remain vigilant and carry on with good washing of hands and related personal hygiene measures, which include:

  • Giving your hands a good wash with soap and water is the most effective action you can take (but hand gels can be a good substitute).
  • Maintaining personal hygiene when coughing or sneezing is also important – use a tissue rather your hands and then throw it away.  

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started - you can read more on this here.

If you can, please help others in your community - check on any vulnerable neighbours to see if they need anything from the shops, a prescription collected or help with other small jobs.

For people over 70, additional advice has been issued.

The best advice - catch it, bin it, kill it.

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