Guidance for COVID-19 – Update 28th March


What you NEED to do!

 

The government has announced it’s new measures (23rd March at 8:30pm) on preventing the spread of coronavirus. You can watch the announcement by Boris Johnson here:

The announcement comes after many people were not taking social distancing seriously so the government has now enforced these three points:

You MUST Stay at home:

 

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

 

Please stay updated on the situation and keep updated here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

You can also follow the latest updates from our NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


UPDATE 26th March – on the spread of coronavirus:

As of 9am on 28 March 2020, a total of 120,776 people have been tested, of which 103,687 were confirmed negative

and 17,089 were confirmed positive.

As of 5pm on 27 March 2020, 1,019 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.

Figures from: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public#number-of-cases


Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Click here to access the online service:  Use the 111 coronavirus service


Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.


How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)

Everyone should do what they can to stop 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

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this 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
  • work from home
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

Don’t

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family
The NHS will contact you from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You’ll be given specific advice about what to do.Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted.


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