Coronavirus COVID – 19
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- Stay at home as much as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with other people
- Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- Wash your hands regularly
- Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
As COVID- 19 has spread, covering to date 211 countries and territories, the death toll has risen to more than 398,483 (6th June 2020)
The only place on the planet that has not recorded any deaths from Covid 19 is Antarctica
Here in the UK we have tested 5,214,277 people, of those tested, 283,311 have tested positive and, unfortunately, 40,261 people have gone on to die.
To find out how many confirmed cases are in your area then visit the bbc website here
So what are the symptoms of Coronavirus?
Coronavirus infects the lungs. The symptoms start with a fever followed by a dry cough, which can lead to breathing problems.
This is a new, continuous cough and means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or having three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
Ear, nose and throat specialists in the UK have also noticed rising reports of anosmia – the term for loss of smell.
Should you suspect that you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) then visit the 111 website To protect others do not go to a GP, Pharmacy or surgery.
What should I do?
Only leave the home for essential shopping, medical needs and exercise once a day
You can travel to and from work if absolutely necessary
Public gatherings of more than two people are banned – excluding people you live with
Don’t visit other people’s houses or socialise outside your home
Police will be able to fine you if you don’t follow the rules
If unwell, isolate yourself and your family
Keep in touch with one another
Wash hands for about 20 seconds with soap and hot water or use a sanitiser gel.
Use a tissue for coughs and sneezes
If you don’t have a tissue use your sleeve
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
If you live with someone who has a new continuous cough or high temperature, stay at home for 14 days in case symptoms develop
Stay at least three steps away from other people in your home if possible
If your symptoms get worse or are not better after seven days seek medical advice
Use the online 111 coronavius sevice at 111.nhs.uk
You may be tested for the virus at a hospital