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Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

IMPORTANT

 

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

HOW LONG TO STAY AT HOME

  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

Read our advice about staying at home.

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

It is particularly important for people who:

  • are 70 or over
  • have a long-term condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system

DO

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • 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 and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • only travel on public transport if you need to
  • work from home, if you can
  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • avoid events with large groups of people
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

DON’T

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family
  • have had an organ transplant and are taking immunosuppressant medicine
  • are having chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
  • have a severe chest condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
  • have another serious health condition

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Your Health and Wellbeing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

 

Healthwatch are key partners in the health and care system, helping inform priorities across Cheshire using the views of local people.

Over the past six weeks, we have been asking Cheshire residents to complete a survey to tell us about their experiences during this time so we can understand what is working well and what could be improved, as well as considering people's mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

The survey is ongoing so that we can capture experiences as the situation progresses. Healthwatch Cheshire regularly feeds back findings from the survey to the local authority, the Clinical Commissioning Group, local NHS and to health and care providers across Cheshire. This is so information can be provided in a timely and useful manner to those people who make decisions on how services are delivered both nationally and locally.

At present we have had approximately 1000 responses across Cheshire and I am sure you will agree that hearing what is important to local people is vital in ensuring that health and care services are tailored to meet their needs.  With this in mind please can I ask if you could complete the survey, share with others to encourage as many people as possible to share their experience, and also to keep revisiting the survey as the situation progresses.  You can find a link to the survey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DXMCRK9

Survey responses so far tell us that people have had mixed experiences of communications with care services and people have told us they don’t want to overburden services or feel uncomfortable making attending and travelling to health appointments. In your area we are hearing about access to services. For example, comments mentioned, “Increased waiting times to get prescriptions”, “Pharmacy has been very busy due to the covid 19. My dad's medication was delivered on the second time that it was due, the first time I had to collect it”.

 

 
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