The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The current risk to the general public is moderate.
You can help too.
Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
- Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.
More information, including a list of the affected areas is available by visiting gov.uk/coronavirus.
Please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public, for the latest information and advice regarding Coronavirus.