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.
- GOV.UK information on coronavirus and the situation in the UK
- GOV.UK foreign travel advice
- World Health Organization: coronavirus myth busters
*Information correct as of 14 February 2020. Please check the latest NHS and Government guidance for up to date information and advice.