Health advice

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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