A useful summary about what you need to know about Coronavirus and staying safe is available on Hertfordshire County Council’s website. You can also check for council service updates there.
Tell us if someone you know needs help during self-isolation, including shopping.
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It's important to help prevent the virus from spreading by staying at home where possible and following social distancing rules.
Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
Reduce the risk of getting Coronavirus
- Here are some things you can do to prevent Coronavirus spreading:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available.
- Don't touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
If you have flu-like symptoms, follow NHS advice:
What do I do if I have flu-like symptoms?
- Live alone? Stay home for 7 days if you have a high temperature or a new, continuous cough.
- Live with others? Stay home for 14 days if you or others have symptoms.
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.
Read NHS advice about staying at home.
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
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
If any of these are the case, to protect yourself and others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.
Testing for COVID-19 is no longer being offered routinely and will only be offered by the NHS in specific circumstances.