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Covid19 Advice

If you have either:

  •  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).

Everyone in your house must stay at home.

Do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital:

  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you’ll need to stay at home for 7 days.
  • If you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms;.
  • However, if you develop symptoms during this 14-day period, you’ll need to stay at home for 7 days from the day your symptoms started (regardless of what day you are on in the original 14-day period). This may mean you have to stay at home for a maximum of 21 days.
  • If you have symptoms and live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else they can stay  for the 14-day isolation period.
  • It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you are well enough to stay at home.

The situation in relation to the coronavirus pandemic globally and in the UK changes daily. There is a lot of information out there but it’s best to stick with some reputable sources to avoid misinformation.
People are being advised by the Government to take one form of exercise a day.

The guidelines say:

  • Maintain a social distance of more than 2m from anyone outside your household, wherever you go
  • Exercise alone or with members of your own household
  • Gatherings of more than two in parks or other public spaces have been banned (ruling out most team sports)
  • Take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors
  • Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily
  • For most people a walk of up to an hour, a run of 30 minutes or a cycle ride of between that, depending on their level of fitness, is appropriate.
  • Dogs can be walked as part of a person’s daily exercise.
The situation in relation to the coronavirus pandemic globally and in the UK changes daily. There is a lot of information out there but it’s best to stick with some reputable sources to avoid misinformation.

World Health Organisation (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

WHO Advice for the public: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NI DIRECT website: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19

PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY NI: https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus