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Coronavirus Covid-19 Update: 13 March 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update: 13 March 2020

What to do if you think you might have coronavirus symptoms

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19); a high temperature and/or a new, continuous cough, the NHS advice is to:

  • stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started (this action will help protect others in your community while you are infectious)

  • plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home

  • ask your friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home

  • stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.

  • sleep alone, if that is possible

  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.

  • stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible

  • you do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

More information on: ‘Staying at Home’ can be found by clicking this link.

B&NES Council Public Health Team

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