March 24, 2020 02:28 PM

As the situation with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is ever-changing, it is important that you stay informed with the latest advice and information from official sources. For the most up to date information about the Covid-19 please check the advice on links below:

 

GOV.UK information on coronavirus and the situation in the UK

NHS coronavirus information

London Borough of Barnet updated information

 

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GOV.UK foreign travel advice

 

For information in other accessible formats such as Easy read and BSL please go here

 

Check if you have symptoms with NHS 111 online coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital

 

What to look out for ...

Symptoms include:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

How long to stay at home if you have symptoms

Anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.

After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days.

Particular care to minimise their social contact has been recommended for:

  • People over the age of 70
  • Other adults who would normally be advised to have the flu vaccine (such as those with chronic diseases)
  • Pregnant women

 

How to avoid catching or spreading germs

Do:

  • 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 straight away.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often and properly – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Don't:

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