There is a lot of information being circulated about the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), highlighting the number of cases around the world and how people’s health and lives are being impacted. We understand that many may be worried about Coronavirus and we want to share some simple advice that can help to reduce its spread.
Firstly, we should all follow the advice of organisations such as Public Health England and the NHS to help protect ourselves and each other from this virus and, if we are not likely to be infected, we should go about our daily lives as usual unless informed otherwise. It is important to avoid unnecessary panic, especially as this can also have an impact on our wellbeing, including our mental health.
There are a number of actions we can take which will help protect ourselves and others from the Coronavirus:
For further information about the role of soap in good hand hygiene, see skin cleansing and infectious viruses.