COVID-19 

1 in 3 people who have the virus have no symptoms, so you could be spreading it without knowing it.

There are some really simple steps we can all take to get into good habits to protect ourselves and others to stop the spread of viruses and germs including Coronavirus.

These include:

  • Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds, and use soap and hot water. Handwash Poster

Particularly remember to wash your hands after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas or travelling on public transport.

We can all reduce the spread of all germs when we cough or sneeze, by covering mouths and noses with a tissue, or a sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately in a closed bin

  • Keep up to date with information from trusted sources – like these:

    Public Health England - five things you can do to protect yourself and your community

 

Coronavirus symptoms and what to do

The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you are no longer required to do a rapid lateral flow or PCR test. If you still want to get tested and you're not eligible for a free NHS test, you must pay for a COVID-19 test yourself. You can buy a COVID-19 test from some pharmacies and retailers, in person or online.

 

Useful links

Find out who can get free NHS tests, how to get tested, and what your test result means.:  testing

Covid-19 Vaccination Information  Click Here

West Suffolk Council Coronavirus Advice: https://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus/index.cfm?aud=resident

Suffolk County Council Coronavirus Advice: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/