Ashfield District Council is introducing some simple preventative measures to help protect the health of our customers and colleagues during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Situation in the UK
The government has announced that the UK has moved into the "delay" phase and has changed advice for the public.
The situation is fast-moving. The latest information is on the government website and is as follows:
What to do if you have symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
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.
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.
After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days.
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.
Find more information and advice visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
Number of cases
The Department of Health and Social Care publishes information about the number of cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the UK.