Below is some simple advice about what you can do to protect yourself from coronavirus and to support your community to stay well.
The latest official national guidance on corona virus from Public Health England & The Department of Health and Social Care can be found at:
For local information in Liverpool, the City Council and local NHS have also created dedicated social media feeds, which you can follow at:
Everyone should stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
The only reasons to leave home are:
If you do have to go out for one of these reasons, you should:
You should immediately self-isolate and stay at home if you have either or both of the following symptoms:
Contact the NHS 111 coronavirus service if:
Please go to 111.nhs.uk in the first instance. Only call 111 if you need help urgently.
DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
How long should I self-isolate for?
You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:
The advice for people at high risk is to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks.
For a full list of conditions considered to be high risk, and advice on protecting vulnerable people, you can read this guidance.
Staying at home will slow the spread of the virus, help the NHS to cope better, and save lives.
Ask family, friends and neighbours to get what you need such as shopping or prescriptions, and use online services.
Liverpool City Council has volunteers geared up to support vulnerable people too. You can also call Liverpool City Council's Support Line on 0151 233 3066 between 8am - 6pm, seven days a week or request help online.
If you need medical help for another reason not related to coronavirus, please do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Read more advice about getting medical help at home.
There are also some basic hygiene steps that everyone is being advice to take to help reduce the spread:
You can download an easy read version of guidance here.
Some advice on coronavirus (COVID 19) is also available in other languages here:
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