5 October  2020: Public Advice

NHS Covid-19 App

As NHS Healthcare workers, we are being encouraged to download the NHS Covid-19 app to help the fight against coronavirus. Details about the App and what to do if you have been advised that you have been near someone who has been tested positive for Covid-19, is available here

 

The latest information is being regularly updated here: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

You are advised to stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back or 
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
  • loss of taste or smell

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person who got symptoms
  • If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online

 

Hand hygiene

To protect yourself from COVID 19, please make sure you are taking simple, common-sense steps as you would with other viruses. So always carry tissues and use them to catch coughs and sneezes, and bin the tissue. Make sure you wash your hands with soap and water, or use sanitiser gel, if soap and water are not available.  This video shows the best way to wash your hands.

 

Face Maks

The world health orgonization has released the following videos on face masks:

 

 

They have also released advice on the use of masks in the contect of Covid-19  (5th june 2020) which can be found here.