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Coronavirus Update

 As of 2pm on 27/02/2020 there were 7,692 patients tested and only 17 positive cases of Coronavirus confirmed in the UK

 If you have travelled from the following countries you are advised to stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and contact NHS 111 for advice

Even if you do not have any symptoms

 Hubei Province (China)

in the last 14 days

 or

 Iran

Northern Italy (lockdown areas)

Lombardy:Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorana

South Korea (Special Care Zones)

Daegu or Cheongdo

 Since 19th February 2020

If you have travelled from the following countries in last 14 days and have symptoms of cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if mild) you are advised to stay indoors, avoid other people and call NHS 111 for further advice

 Mainland China/South Korea – not mentioned above

Hong Kong

Japan

Macau

Malaysia

Singapore

Taiwan

Thailand

 Or

Travelled from the following since 19th February 2020 and have symptoms of cough, temperature or shortness of  breath you are advised to stay indoors, avoid other people and call NHS 111 for further advice.

 Italy

(anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)

Cambodia

Loas

Myanmar

Vietnam

 How to avoid spreading or catching:

There are things you can do to reduce the spread

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when you sneeze

Discard tissues immediately

Wash you hands with soap and water often – use a hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

 Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 If you think you have been infected with Coronavirus –

Self Isolate

Do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital

Call NHS 111 for advice

 

What is self Isolation?

If you are asked to self isolate this is what you should do

Stay at home

Stay away from work, schools or public places

Do not use public transport or taxis

Ask friends or families to run errands for you

Avoid visitors coming to your house – it is ok for delivery of food or essential items.

You may be asked to do this for 14 days to reduce the spread of infection to other people

 What is the treatment for Coronavirus?

There is currently no treatment for this illness

Antibiotics do not help as they do not work against any virus

Any treatment that you are advised to take will be to treat the symptoms not fight the illness

Self Isolation for 14 days

 More information is available at:

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/

 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

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Smoking Cessation Advice

If you are considering quitting smoking but need a little help, then please take the time to update your current smoking status by clicking here and we can then send you information and guidence on quitting. It's not easy to give up smoking but the benefits are huge.

How will my health benefit?

  • You will reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease.
  • You will reduce your risk of gangrene or amputation caused by circulatory problems.
  • You will protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to secondhand smoke.
  • You will reduce the chances of your children suffering from asthma or glue ear.
  • You will improve your fertility levels and your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby.
  • You will improve your breathing and general fitness.
  • You will enjoy the taste of food more.

How will my lifestyle improve?

  • You will save money - as much as several hundred pounds a month, if you're a heavy smoker.
  • You will no longer smell of stale tobacco.
  • The appearance of your skin and teeth will improve.
  • You will feel more confident in social situations - you won't be worrying about the secondhand smoke you create anymore.
  • As a non-smoker, you may even find you get approached more often by potential new friends and partners when out socialising.
  • Your home will smell fresh and you will no longer be staining your walls with tar.
  • You will reduce the risk of fire in your home.


 
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