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Prevent the spread

Prevention

Good hygiene is key to preventing the spread of any virus including Coronavirus.

The NHS have advised the following steps to help stop viruses spreading:

  • 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 immediately
  • wash your hands with soap and water often - use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Symptoms of Coronavirus

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

However, these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the virus.

Household cleaning

When cleaning you should use your usual household cleaning products, like detergents and bleach, as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces.
Clean touched surfaces (such as door handles, handrails, remote controls and table tops) frequently. This is particularly important if you have an older or vulnerable person in the house.

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