CORONAVIRUS

What you need to do:-

Stay at home

•Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

•If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times

•Wash your hands as soon as you get home Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms               

The NHS in Leeds and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public.

 Symptoms of coronavirus The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A cough
  • A high temperature
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of smell and taste (anosmia)

But 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.

How coronavirus is spread:- Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets. It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food. Viruses like coronavirus cannot live outside the body for very long.

You need to stay at home and self isolate!

How to avoid catching or spreading germs. There are things you can do to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading.

Do 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, wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.   Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Check if you need medical help NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Use this service if:

•you think you might have coronavirus •

•you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.    

DO NOT GO TO a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Call 111 if you need to speak to someone or use the information links below.

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/