Covid-19

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COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Due to the infectiousness of the virus, the Government is currently advising all citizens to:

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home  

Anyone can spread the virus.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days 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.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

Read NHS advice about staying at home.

  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 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.

For further advice go to the NHS Covid-19 Advice page.

D2N2 has also published advice on financial assistance for businesses and the self-employed as well as a page of further resources.

 (Note: This is a live webpage and will be updated as new information becomes available)