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Advice for residents: Coronavirus

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NHS guidance on preventing the spread of germs:

Germs can live on some surfaces for hours.  To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue and, to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

Main symptoms of Coronavirus:

  • A cough
  • A high temperature
  • Shortness of breath

Advice if you have recently returned from travelling:

If you have arrived back from China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau* since 1 February, please follow the returning traveller advice on the Government website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

*List of countries correct from gov.uk as of 14 February 2020. Please check the website link for updates.

How to isolate yourself if you think you could have coronavirus:

If there’s a chance you think you could have coronavirus, do not go to a GP surgery or hospital.  Call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.  Tell the agent you speak to at 111 about any recent travel and your symptoms.

Further information:

*Information correct as of 14 February 2020.  Please check the latest NHS and Government guidance for up to date information and advice.

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