About Coronavirus (COVID-19)Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
There are several measures you can take to protect yourself from #COVID19.
- Wash your hand properly for 20 seconds,
- Do not touch your face,
- Wear mask,
- Avoid Social gatherings,
- Rubbing your hand with an alcohol-based sanitizer,
- Avoid shaking hands to help protect yourself and others from
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The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
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 if you have these symptoms. Stay at home.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. Wash your hands with soap and water often to reduce the risk of infection.
To stop the spread of coronavirus, you should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
These reasons are exceptions. Even when doing these activities, you should minimise time spent outside of the home and ensure you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
You should also:
wash your hands with soap and water often – for at least 20 seconds
wash your hands as soon as you get home
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands
not touch your face if your hands are not clean
You can usually treat mild coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms at home. If your symptoms are severe, you may need medical care until you recover.
If you have mild symptoms of coronavirus, you should stay at home.
To help yourself stay well:
drink plenty of water to stay hydrated – drink enough so your pee is pale and clear
take paracetamol to help ease your symptoms
stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media, to help you avoid feeling low or lonely
try to keep yourself busy – you could try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching films
do light exercise, if you feel well enough.