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Covid

COVID-19

Please remember:
The most common symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
A high temperature - This means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
A new continuous cough - This mean coughing a lot for more that an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours *if you usually cough it may be worse than usual)
Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - This means you've noticed you cannot smell of taste anything, or things smell of taste different to normal
If you have any of the the main symptoms above:
Contact your local GP - To discuss concerns and for further advice
Call 111 - If you're extremely worried about any of your symptoms, call this number to be able to get further guidance or assistance
How to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus
1. Keep isolated as much as possible
2. Wash your hand more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so
3. Use hand sanitiser if that's all you have access to
4. To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don't have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use hand sanitiser
5. Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing infection on to other people
6. Open doors and windows when possible to allow fresh air flow
7. If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do you get better after 7 days, then use the coronavirus service, Alternatively call NHS 111 or for a medical emergency dial 999
8. It is also advised to get the COVID-19 vaccinations
Please refer to Gov.uk/coronavirus for further information