People in Wolverhampton are being asked to stay at home if they show symptoms of coronavirus, however mild.
New guidance announced by the Government last night requires anyone who has symptoms of a coronavirus infection – a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature (37.78 degrees centigrade or higher) – to stay at home for seven days from the point that their symptoms first started.
This will help protect others in the community whilst the individual is infectious. Individuals will not need to contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk to go into self-isolation, but should do so if their symptoms worsen or persist for more than seven days.
For further information and advice, please visit Coronavirus advice and information.
John Denley, Director of Public Health for the City of Wolverhampton Council, said: “I’d like to reassure people that the risk to the general public remains low and the local authority is working with health colleagues to do everything we can to stop the virus spreading and ensure the people of Wolverhampton are protected.
“Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.
“If you have recently been to one of the affected areas and are feeling unwell, you should use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111 for further advice straight away – please don’t go to your doctor or a hospital.
There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves online at:
NHS - Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Additional Resources and Links:
Key up-to-date information from government:
- GOV.UK: COVID-19 latest information and advice
- NHS coronavirus advice
- City of Wolverhampton Council: Coronavirus advice & info
- NCVO: Your organisation and Coronavirus
- GOV.UK: Guidance for social or community care and residential settings on COVID-19
- GOV.UK: COVID-19 guidance for educational settings
- NHS England: Coronavirus information for health professionals
- Civil Society: How to work remotely in a time of coronavirus
- CAST: Practical guide to holding remote meetings
- Full Fact has generated a fact check page on covid-19 to help dispel any false information
- Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing