Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Public Health experts have been giving out a lot of advice to try and stop the virus. We have collated the key for you on this page.

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Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Testing and tracing
    Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.

  • People at higher risk
    Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

For further information go to nhs.uk/coronavirus or gov.uk/coronavirus.

Advice accurate as of 12 June 2020.

How do I protect myself?

20

seconds

1. Wash hands for about 20 seconds with soap and hot water. If there is no soap use hand sanitiser.
2. Use tissue for coughs and sneezes, and put tissue in the bin.
3. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or face with unwashed hands .
5. Avoid close contact with unwell people.

What are the symptoms?

Fever and Tiredness
Muscle Pain
Cough
Difficulty Breathing
If you or someone you live with, has a 'new, continuous' cough or a high temperature, you should all stay at home for 14 days.

What should I do if I feel unwell?

7

days

If your symptoms get worse or are no better after 7 days, then seek medical advice. 
Use the online 111 coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk
You may be tested for the virus at the hospital.

This advice is from NHS England and up to date as of March 2020.