A simple guide to Corona Virus
A simple guide to Coronavirus
What is coronavirus?
Coronavirus is also known as COVID-19. A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common.COVID-19 is new and unlike other coronaviruses we do not have any immunity to it. At present there is no vaccination for COVID-19.You should stay at home for 7 days if you have:-a new continuous cough-a high temperature (37.8 degrees C or above)Other symptoms include:-shortness of breath These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have coronavirus as these symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.For most people (including children and pregnant women) the coronavirus will be a mild infection.Most people will get better with; rest, drinking plenty of water and taking some medicine to reduce any aches and pains.
More information is available at: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Staying at home
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:-a high temperature-a new, continuous cough. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.You will not be tested if you are staying at home .If you’re staying at home:try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly older people or those with long-term health conditions ask friends and family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines –but avoid contact with them sleep alone if possible regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds try to stay away from older people and those with long-term health conditions drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to help with your symptoms do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside) do not leave the house, for example to go for a walk, to school or public places If you are well after 7 days then you can carry on as normal and go back to work or school .
How do I get coronavirus?
Coronavirus is spread from person to person via cough and sneeze droplets. These droplets can then be inhaled or picked from touching surfaces where droplets have landed and then transferred when someone touches their face (mouth, eyes or nose).
This is why regular hand washing is important.
How can I stop the corona virus spreading?
There are some really easy things that you can do to help prevent the spread of corona virus.
Wash your hands with soap and water more often for at least 20 seconds.
-When you get home or into work.
-When you blow your nose, sneeze or cough.
-When you eat or handle food.
If soap and water are not available use hand sanitizer gel.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
If you need to cough or sneeze cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Catch it, Kill it, Bin it!
Visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus for further advice and information.