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    Q995: I'm worried about coronavirus, what is the latest Government advice?

    You must not leave your home without reasonable excuse. Doing so is an offence and you may be fined.

    Please see the links in Related Information for further details.

    Health
    Coronavirus infects the lungs, the symptoms start with a fever followed by a continuous cough.

    If you think you may have coronavirus –

    • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
    • Stay at home for 7 days if you have either a high temperature or a new continuous cough
    • Ring NHS 111 if -
    • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms,
    • your condition gets worse,
    • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
    • You may be asked to self-isolate
    • Your details may be passed to local health protection teams
    • You may then be tested for the virus
    • A doctor or nurse will give you advice on what to do next

    How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus -

    Do -

    • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
    • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
    • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
    • 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 immediately and wash your hands afterwards
    • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

    Don't -

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

    Please see the links in Related Information for further NHS guidance.

    Travel
    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are advising against all but essential travel to some countries, cities and regions. If you are planning to travel overseas, you must check the travel advice for the country you are travelling to, this can be done via the link in Related Information to the FCO.

    Scams
    Scammers are using phishing emails to attempt to profit from the coronavirus outbreak. Watch out for scam messages and don't click on links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details.

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