The Coronavirus

Welcome back! Thank you for joining me.

Hope you are all well.

Today’s post I thought I’d cover what the hole world is talking about! As this seem to be the only thing on people’s minds.

Let’s face it if your ill already with a disabilities or some kind of long or short term health illness you are already struggling daily never mind with everything else going on in the world, but the way it’s all coming has made it very intimidating and scary for a lot of people, which is more to the point of why I thought I would release this post about the coronavirus.

For people like us who worry a little extra with things like “what will happen to me if I get it!”

It would be nice to know that you won’t get it but unfortunately it’s all very unknown so I decided to take it apone myself to look up some information and sharing with you, to try and answer some questions you may be asking yourself.

So, I visited the NHS site and I have taken down all they are advising and sharing with you now.

I will leave the link at the end so you can go and visit there site as well, also they might update it so I will leave the release date of this information at the end as well so you will be able to know if it has been updated or not.

“CORONAVIRUS

(COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called Coronavirus.

What’s the risk of Coronavirus in the UK?

The UK chief medical officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate.

Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have Coronavirus.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

· A Cough

· A high temperature

· Shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

How Coronavirus is spread

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how Coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

Do I Need to Avoid Public Places?

Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.

You only need to stay away from public places (Self-Isolate) if advised to by the 111 online Coronavirus service or a medical professional.

How to Avoid catching or spreading Coronavirus

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 sanitize 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 straight away and wash your hands afterwards

· Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

DON’T

· DO NOT touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Check if you need medical help

NHS 111 has an online Coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if

· You think you might have the Coronavirus

· In the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of Coronavirus- see our Coronavirus advice for travelers

· You’ve been in close contact with someone with Coronavirus

Use the 111 Coronavirus services do not go to a GP surgery Pharmacy or Hospital. Call 111 if you need to speck to someone.

How to self-isolate if you’re asked to

If there’s a chance you could have Coronavirus, you may be asked to stay away from other people (Self-isolate)

This means you should

· Stay at home

· Not go to work, school or public places

· Not use public transport or taxis

· Ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you

· Try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s ok for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food

You may need to do this for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection.

Treatment for Coronavirus

Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.

Treatment aims to relive the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

You’ll need to stay in isolation away from other people until you’ve recovered.”

I have quoted all this information from the NHS website www.nhs.uk

Released on 05/03/2020.

Thank you for ready I hope this has helped a little I understand this is a worrying time for everyone so it’s really important that we all look after ourselves

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