At this stage the guidance you should follow is being issued by health providers. This is regularly updated on the NHS website, which is the recommended source of information for the public. We would encourage you to familiarise yourself with this advice. We will continue to share NHS guidance on our social media channels.
The latest NHS advice is to: Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
Do not go directly to your GP, pharmacy, hospital or other healthcare setting.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Information on coronavirus can be found on the NHS website.
Avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)
We should all do what we can to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading.
It is particularly important for people who:
- are 70 or over
- have a long-term condition
- are pregnant
- have a weakened immune system
- wash your hands with soap and water often – for at least 20 seconds
- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
- only travel on public transport if you need to
- work from home if you can
- avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
- avoid events with large groups of people
- use phone, online services or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
- touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- have visitors to your home, including friends and family