Keeping it clean at work
With all advice pointing to keeping it clean, here is a summary of what we can all do to help stop the spread of infection.
Employers can also download posters and information from Public Health England here to help maintain the message in the workplace.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
How the virus is spread
Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.
How to avoid catching or spreading Coronavirus
- 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
Video – Advice from NHS England – Protect Yourself & Others
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Contacting the NHS for advice
Recent news reports have urged those with questions to either call 111 or you can go on line to ask for advice:
If you think you have the virus, it’s important NOT to turn up to A&E or your doctors surgery to prevent the spread of the virus. Call NHS 111 for advice as it’s important to receive the best advice quickly.