Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Advice from Public Health England
Public Health England have issued the following information, advice and good practice in relation to the Coronavirus situation.
Coronavirus presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.
The best action we can all take is to ensure we continue to have good personal and hand hygiene, which includes:
· 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.
· It is good general practice to use cleaning wipes to give your keyboard, desk, phone etc. the once over on a regular basis.
Anyone who is concerned about their health symptoms is advised to follow the advice about what to do on the Government's website at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
The advice for anyone who is experiencing a cough or fever or shortness of breath, is to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.
People are asked NOT to turn up at their GP surgery or other health services (e.g. hospital).
If people have trips planned, they should follow the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice.
To stay up to date with the national situation and response and any advice PHE is giving you can visit their website.
Alternatively, you can follow the Department for Health and Social Care on Twitter- @DHSCgovuk
Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:29 by John Kay