Coronavirus COVID 19 Update
Updated Medical Advice
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
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.
How long to stay at home
If you have symptoms, stay at home for 10 days
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.
If you 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 for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
111 online help: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- 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 immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
- only travel on public transport if you need to
- work from home, if you can
- avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
- avoid events with large groups of people
- use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is also available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows. 0800 046 8687 Opening hours: 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
NHS advice on Coronavirus
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and water. Or use hand sanitiser. Protect yourself and others. For more advice visit: nhs.uk/coronavirus
Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online
We have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.
Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings: