Advice regarding Coronavirus

Published: 04 March 2020

 The government has today issued its action plan with details of the actions that it may carry out to prevent and mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

It also contains useful information and links to constantly updating information that should assist your planning for dealing with this issue.

Further guidance for businesses can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

The full list of government guidance (including specific sector advice where this has been issued) can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

The advice for anyone in any setting is to follow these 3 main guidelines. Additionally, clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products.

If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus or have returned from an affected area identified by the Chief Medical Officer as high risk and you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever, stay at home and use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.

Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.

To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.