How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus

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How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus

Published at 3:12pm 18th March 2020.

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  • 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 sanitiser 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 immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • only travel on public transport if you need to
  • work from home, if you can
  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • avoid events with large groups of people
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
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  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

(Source: NHS)

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