Health information and advice

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a new continuous cough or
  • fever or
  • loss of/change in smell or taste.

You should self-isolate at home if you are feeling ill or someone in your household has symptoms in line with government guidance.

This will help to protect your colleagues, service users and others in your community. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. If you are self-isolating with symptoms, please follow the council’s normal absence reporting procedures.

You should continue to follow the key public health advice that can help stop the spread of illnesses, including coronavirus (COVID-19) - see the advice in the next section.

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a new continuous cough or
  • fever or
  • loss of/change in smell or taste.

You should self-isolate at home if you are feeling ill or someone in your household has symptoms in line with government guidance.

This will help to protect your colleagues, service users and others in your community. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. If you are self-isolating with symptoms, please follow the council’s normal absence reporting procedures.

You should continue to follow the key public health advice that can help stop the spread of illnesses, including coronavirus (COVID-19) - see the advice in the next section.

Category Preventing infection   Show all

  • Preventing infection

    30 Mar 2020

    Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to prevent the spread of infection:

    • wash your hands often - with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
    • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • if you feel unwell, stay at home, do not attend work or school
    • always carry tissues with you to cover your cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
    • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment
    • if you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
    • if you are showing symptoms, follow PHE guidance.