Coronavirus (COVID-19) – latest advice
NHS services and Public Health England are well prepared for outbreaks of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The risk to the general public is moderate.
There are things you can do to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading including:
- covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin
regularly wash your hands with soap and water
- try to avoid contact with people who are unwell.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. Read more about coronavirus on the NHS website.
You can also refer to Public Health England’s national advice.
Anyone concerned about possible symptoms, please call NHS 111