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    COVID 19 - Advice For Everyone

    Advice for everyone - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

    Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

    You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

    • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
    • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
    • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
    • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home



    These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.


    There is separate advice about:


    How to stop infection spreading

    There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.



    - wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

    - use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

    - wash your hands as soon as you get back home

    - 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



    - do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean


    Looking after your health and wellbeing

    To help yourself stay well while you're at home:

    • stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media
    • try to keep yourself busy – you could try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching films
    • do light exercise at home, or outside once a day


    For more advice, see:


    What to do if you need medical help

    If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

    If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.

    If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:

    • for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website
    • for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help online
    • for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance


    Stay safe everyone!

    Edited by tronic44

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