Coronavirus information: How to stay safe

Coronavirus information: How to stay safe
March 12 00:26 2020 Print This Article

Public health experts have been giving out lots of advice to try to stop the spread of the virus.

How do I protect myself?

Text reads: Wash hands for about 20 seconds with soap and hot water or use a sanitiser gel
Text reads: Use a tissue for coughs and sneezes
Text reads: If you don't have a tissue, use your sleeve
Text reads: Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Text reads: Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

What are the symptoms?

Text reads: If you think you might have the virus, these are the symptoms to look out for

What should I do if I feel unwell?

In England, go online to, in other parts of the UK call 111. Do NOT go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital
Text reads: you may be asked to stay at home
Text reads: You may be tested for the virus at hospital, at a drive-thru testing point, at home
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