As the virus continues to cause havoc and chaos worldwide in all industries, it would be easy for us to try and jump on the band wagon of trying to gain as many customers and advertise our services.
Instead, we have chosen this weeks’ blog to be a simple guide and advice infographic for the somewhat “scary” epidemic that is sweeping our world to try and offer any possible help and advice that we can.
Stay at home if you have corona-virus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online corona-virus service to find out what to do.
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms of corona-virus, you’ll need to stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
How coronavirus is spread
Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how corona-virus spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.
Who is at high risk?
You may be at high risk from corona-virus if you:
- have had an organ transplant
- are having certain types of cancer treatment
- have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
- have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
- have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
- are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
- are pregnant and have a serious heart condition
If you’re pregnant and worried about corona-virus, you can get advice about coronavirus and pregnancy from the Royal College of Obstretricians and Gynaecologists.
- GOV.UK: coronavirus action plan
- GOV.UK: information on coronavirus and the situation in the UK
- NHS England: coronavirus for health professionals
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