Covid-19 Coronavirus general information
Please check on your neighbours
- Are they OK?
- Who will help them if they become ill, or need to self-isolate? Everyone should have a ‘buddy’ nearby, a friend or relative or neighbour, who will check that they’re OK, and help them if they need to self-isolate.
- Swap phone numbers! You may be used to speaking over the fence, but you will need each other’s phone numbers if either of you becomes ill or needs to self-isolate.
If you need to self-isolate
- Let somebody know – a nearby friend, or relative, or neighbour, who can help.
- Contact your local pharmacy – they may deliver prescriptions.
- Consider ordering grocery shopping online or call your local store who may prepare your order ready for someone else to collect it for you.
General advice from NHS England
- Use a tissue for coughs and sneezes – and if you don’t have one, use your sleeve rather than your hand.
- Avoid touching other people – at all – it’s a lot to ask, but this one piece of advice makes a huge difference.
- Wash your hands immediately after touching anyone, and before you go out, and as soon as you get in, and before touching anything in the kitchen, before eating or drinking, and before and after using public transport, or visiting any public building or private home – use soap and hot water and wash for 20 seconds, paying extra attention to thumbs, and nails, and including the backs of your hands – a block of soap, or even washing-up liquid or shampoo, will work, if you don’t have liquid hand soap
- Avoid touching even your own face – wash your hands first – and take extra care with dentures, and when helping others
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell if at all possible
- Take extra care at meetings and in public places – keep a metre apart whenever practical
- The main Covid-19 Coronavirus symptoms are fever and tiredness, cough, breathing difficulties and muscle pain.
- If you are unwell, do not go to a GP, Pharmacy, or Hospital – visit 111.nhs.uk.