Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 2020
|COVID-19 is a new illness. Lots of people call it Coronavirus.
It can affect your lungs and your airways.
|Most people who get Coronavirus will not be very ill.
Some older people or people who already have health problems may become more ill.
You may feel worried about Coronavirus. This is normal. Talk about how you feel with people you can trust.
|We have a plan to slow down how fast Coronavirus spreads.
There are things everyone can do to help stop them and other people getting Coronavirus.
|1) Keep your hands clean.
Wash your hands lots of times during the day:
use soap and water
use hand sanitiser (gel) if there is no soap and water when you are out make sure you wash your hands when:
· you come home
· you visit other places
· before you touch food
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth
|Always cough and sneeze into a tissue.
Then throw the tissue away and wash your hands.
|2) Be ready to stay at home
Stay at home and don’t meet up with other people for 7 days if you have Coronavirus symptoms.
· a new cough, and you keep coughing or
· a high temperature
After 7 days, if you feel better, you can start your usual routine again.
|Stay at home and don’t meet up with other people for 14 days if you share your home with someone who has symptoms of Coronavirus.|
|3) Make a plan
Think about what you will do if you are asked to stay at home.
If you have support from family or paid carers you should make a plan with them.
| Only use health services when it is important to do so.
Only dial 999 or go to Accident and Emergency if there is an emergency.