Government and NHS advice

There are actions we can all take to help reduce the spread of respiratory infections and protect those at highest risk.

Things you can choose to do are:

  • wash your hands often with warm water and soap
  • use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze
  • bin used tissues as quickly as possible
  • open doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside
  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you are unwell
  • consider wearing a face covering or a face mark, particularly if you are in crowded and enclosed spaces

Guidance for living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19 can be found on the GOV.UK website.