Update 24th March
The Prime Minister gave us all very clear guidance on Monday 23rd.
THE TEXT ON THE LEFT HAS BEEN SENT
WE MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS
Household isolation instructions if someone has COVID symptoms:
Click here to go directly to the NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Service
How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus
Link to: Gov.uk Guidance on Social Distancing and for Vulnerable People
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading. It is particularly important for people who: are 70 or over; have a long-term condition; are pregnant; or have a weakened immune system.
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
- only travel on public transport if you need to
- work from home, if you can
- avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
- avoid events with large groups of people
- use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
Everyone should NOT:
- touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- have visitors to your home, including friends and family
Click here to go to the NHS source of this and more advice
You can protect yourself most easily by washing your hands frequently.
Wash for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
We may think we know how to wash our hands properly, we probably don't!
Please click here to find out how to, and when to wash your hands.
***TAKE PRECAUTIONS NOW AND FORM NEW HAND WASHING HABITS***
We will update the above messages as frequently as is necessary.
Please use the 3 before GP practice described below.
GENERAL SELF CARE ADVICE
We are keen to help you understand more about self care, and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.
Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.
There's much you can do for yourself and those around you - remember the following catch-phrase:
1 Self Care
For minor ailments you could safely treat your symptoms at home. There's lots of advice below.
2 Use trusted NHS online services
Online NHS services offer sensible advice on a range of health issues and are a sensible place to turn to for advice.
3 Seek advice from a pharmacist
Pharmacists are highly skilled health professionals who can offer valuable advice usually with privacy, and without an appointment
Below is some guidance for parents, followed by a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. Follow the links to leaflets and other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.
Children's Problems - Advice for Parents
You can print these for reference if you wish
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Common ailments that can be self managed
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