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Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Advice and support on Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Prevent the spread of the virus

Everyone’s actions have helped to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in our communities.

As the UK moves to the next phase in our fight against coronavirus, the most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.

Please see the latest Government guidance

You can prevent the spread of viruses by: 

Good hygiene and washing your hands often

  • Covering your mouth – cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeves. If you cough into your hands ensure you wash them as soon as possible.  
  • Using disposable tissues and putting them in the bin immediately after 
  • Wash your hands often - with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • Trying not to pass it on by avoiding close contact with people who are unwell
  • Not touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a 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 or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

All information to find out whether you need to be tested for coronavirus can be found on the NHS common questions page


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