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Information about Coronavirus

Published: 25 February 2020

Latest information and advice from Public Health England can be found on the Public Health England website.

Washing hands with soap

Latest advice: what to do if you have symptoms

The latest advice from Public Heath England is:-

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

They will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.

You do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

Catch it, bin it, kill it

Hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue is the best way to prevent the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

Look out for each other

Everyone can help the UKs response by following PHE advice, and check on vulnerable family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are OK. Please be understanding of the pressures on the health and social care systems and be aware there may be changes to the provision of care to you and your family.

What is the situation with Coronavirus?

We do have some reported cases now in Surrey but the Council is continuing to work together with partners including Public Health England (PHE) to monitor the situation. Our Emergency Management Team and Public Health Team will share any new developments, including advice, as appropriate, and ensure appropriate measures are in place. See Surrey County Council news updates on the Surrey News website.

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