Coronavirus information and advice

Coronavirus presents with flu-like symptoms, including a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing.

Anyone with concerns is advised to follow the latest advice from the NHS.

Latest information and advice

Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.

Everyone is encouraged to look after themselves and play their part in helping to slow the spread of viruses and germs, including coronavirus, and reduce the impact on NHS services. Remember to:

  • 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.

How to deal with your waste if you’re self-isolating

The government has advised anyone who is self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of the virus, should treat their household waste as follows:

  • Personal waste eg used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste within your own room. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.
  • Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

The advice also says when cleaning you should use your usual household products like detergents and bleach as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces. Clean frequently touched surfaces.

For more information, read the government’s stay at home guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

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