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HomeIn the newsWe can all do something to tackle Coronavirus

We can all do something to tackle Coronavirus

We understand that many may be worried about Coronavirus and we want to share some simple advice that can help to reduce its spread.


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:



  • Always carry tissues with you and 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 straight away.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, especially after using public transport.  Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.



The NHS website has comprehensive information about the virus and its development as well as information regarding travelling abroad and a section answering common questions.


For further information about the role of soap in good hand hygiene, see skin cleansing and infectious viruses.

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