If you’ve been in contact with someone with 2019-nCoVin the past 14 days, but have no symptoms: remain at home for 14 days and ‘phone your GP on 0345 337 9911 or NHS24 (111) for advice.
If you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed coronavirus infection and have symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath), ‘phone your GP on 0345 337 9911 or NHS 24 (111).
DO NOT COME IN TO THE SURGERY – STAY AT HOME UNTIL YOU HAVE SPOKEN TO A CLINICIAN AND REMEMBER TO TELL THE RECEPTIONIST YOU HAVE ‘FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS
This is peak season for respiratory and flu-like illness so even if you are experiencing these symptoms, they are highly unlikely to be coronavirus.
Because this is a new virus, it is not known exactly how long the incubation period is or how it spreads from person to person, however similar viruses are spread by droplets in coughs and sneezes and the symptoms are likely to develop within a few days of exposure.
To protect yourself and others, it is best to:
Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze
Bin the tissue
To kill germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
You can reduce your risk of getting and spreading respiratory infections by:
Avoiding direct hand contact with your eyes, nose and mouth
Avoid contact with people that have a respiratory illness, and avoid using their personal items such as their mobile ‘phone
Maintain good hand hygiene, including washing your hands with soap or sanitiser after coughing, sneezing or going to the toilet, and prior to eating and drinking.
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