In light of the serious implications around Coronavirus, we want to share the latest information and guidance with you.
Coronavirus is a viral disease that can cause coughing, fever and difficulty breathing. It can be more severe in older people, those with weakened immune systems and some long-term conditions like diabetes or cancer. Most cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) seem to be mild.
Public Health Wales (PHW) has advised you should stay at home for 14 days if you have either:
- A high temperature and/or
- A new continuous cough
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.
You should only contact 111 if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
To reduce the risk of catching or spreading coronavirus, Public Health Wales advises the following:
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places, however if you have been asked to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people follow the self-isolation advice. It may be that in the coming days and weeks this advice is altered, so it is worth checking the Public Health Wales website regularly to see if the guidance has changed and whether there are any implications for you, your family or your business.