Coronovirus – Latest Information and Advice
Coronavirus is of rising concern. While cases in this country are limited it could be that the World Health Organisation could declare a global pandemic in the future should the virus not be contained.
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate but the risk to individuals remains low.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
• a cough
• a high temperature
• shortness of breath
However, these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness, the symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common such as cold and flu.
Do I need to avoid public places?
Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.
You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.
Call 111 if:
• you think you might have coronavirus
• in the last 14 days you have been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus
• you have been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital, call 111 stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Tell 111 about any recent travel and any symptoms you have.
You can access further advice from the following links:
National Health Service advice on Coronavirus
Government advice on Coronavirus