Coronovirus- ( Covid-19 )  How to Keep Safe

Coronovirus ( Covid-19 )  How to Keep Safe. 

Please always refer to instructions and guidance produced by the NHS HERE This official website is updated daily with the latest advice. 

  • WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS ? It is an infection that is passed from person to person. It can be spread through the air as droplets from coughing or sneezing. It can also be carried on your hands and passed onto others by touching surfaces that an infected person has touched 
  • WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS? Some people have no symptoms early on in the infection. Common symptoms can be a temperature (feeling hot) and a cough. Certain people, due to their underlying health conditions, are classed as higher risk, and for them, the infection is more serious.  People at higher risk will be getting a letter in the post from their GP. If you do not get a letter you can still check yourself on the NHS website  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/] 
  • How can I keep myself safe? All of us should stay 2 meters away from each other. Wash our hands with soap for 20 seconds regularly. Cough and sneeze into tissues or into the elbow.  
  • For those at higher risk people are being advised to be “shielded” i.e. to stay inside in one place for 12 weeks. You can find out more on the Government website HERE which allows you to register your details for extra help. 
  • Consider having a reliable, trustworthy adult to act as your Nominated individual”  to help you collect shopping, medication or prescriptions. It can be a worrying time so looking after your mental health is even more important than ever, here are some tips if you are worried about coronavirus; 
  • Connect with people regularly – talking to others can really help 
  • Support and help others – try to think of things you can do to help those around you 
  • Do things that you enjoy – focus on your favourite hobby or learn something new 

Visit the NHS website for more tips to help your mental wellbeing.  

  • It is important to sleep well as it can reduce stress and make you feel less anxious. Here are some tips to help you get a better night’s sleep; 
  • Try not to have caffeine or nicotine three hours before you go to bed 
  • Avoid daytime naps or long periods of sitting or lying around 
  • Try to have a regular bedtime routine  

Take a look at our partner Humankind’s sleep hygiene factsheet for more tips. 

If you need support have any questions you get in touch with your local service.  

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