Everyone must stay alert to help to the spread of coronavirus. Failure to do so puts lives at risk unnecessarily.
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
- wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
- cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces over your mouth and nose
- make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
For more information please visit the uk.gov information page.
For more information on meeting people you do not live with, click here.
BACK TO SCHOOL
Please read this government advice on returning to school safely.
If your child becomes unwell with a cough, new continuous cough or loses their sense of taste or smell, you must urgently contact nhs.uk or call 119 to arrange a test.
What to do if your child is generally unwell.
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
If you have symptoms you must self-isolate for 7 days.
After 7 days:
- if you do not have a high temperature, you no longer need to self-isolate
- if you still have a high temperature, keep self-isolating until your temperature returns to normal
IF SOMEONE YOU LIVE WITH HAS SYMPTOMS
If a member of your household develops symptoms then every member of the household must self-isolate for 14 days from when symptoms started.
If more than one person at home has symptoms you must self-isolate for 14 days from the date the first person developed symptoms.
If you develop symptoms, self-isolate for 7 days from when your symptoms start, even if this means self-isolating for more than 14 days.
If you do not get symptoms, you can stop self-isolating after 14 days.
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS AND LIVE WITH A VULNERABLE PERSON
If you live with someone aged over 70, who has a long-term condition,is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to arrange for them to stay with friends or family for 14 days.
Is this is not possible, make sure to keep 2 meters away from each other and try not to share a bed if possible.
ISOLATION NOTE FOR YOUR EMPLOYER
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, or live with someone who does please follow this link to the service at nhs.uk.
LETTERS TO AT-RISK GROUPS
All letters to high-risk patients have been sent out centrally by NHS England; they are not sent by us.
Practices have been instructed to await guidance from NHS England before identifying further patients.
REDUCING THE SPREAD OF INFECTION IN YOUR HOME
- wash your hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- coughs and sneezes must be covered - cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (NOT your hands)
- put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands straight afterwards
- clean objects you frequently use using your regular cleaning products (door handles, kettles, and especially phones)
- clean a shared bathroom in your home after you have used it (for example by wiping down sufaces you have touched)
- do not share towels, including hand towels and tea towels
ADVICE FOR PARENTS
Click here for advice for parents during coronavirus.
You can form a 'support bubble' with one other household if you are in a household where there is only one adult. When you are in a support bubble you can think of yourselves as one household.
- support bubbles must be exclusive - you cannot change who you form a support bubble with
- if you or anyone from within your household or support bubble begins showing coronavirus symptoms, you must all stay at home. If you or a member of your support is contacted by the test and trace programme that individual must stay at home; if that individual starts showing symptoms, everyone i the support bubble must isolate.
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