Correct as of 03/04/2020
The latest advice to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus is to stay at home and only head outside for food, health reasons or essential work. Its important to respect the latest instructions to help prevent the spread of the virus and relieve pressure on the NHS.
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
Full guidance and details on staying at home can be found here
Please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Government guidance advises they will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.
Read the NHS advice about staying at home.
NHS 111 Online here
You can call NHS 111 in BSL by visiting interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111 or use their app on your mobile device.
Or use the NHS 111 online service at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.
Some people with a learning disability will have health issues that make them particularly vulnerable to Coronavirus.
The below downloadable series of posters can easily be printed out and put on notice boards.
They are free to download and use and have the basic message about the symptoms and what to do and simple advice to avoid spreading germs.