NHS guidance

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NHS Guidance

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitiser if soap and water is not available
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve if you cough or sneeze and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who may be showing symptoms of Coronavirus or are self-isolating
  • Please wear a face mask or covering throughout any communal and shared spaces within your building 

There are some places where you still need to wear a face covering, such as:

  • on public transport
  • when you go to hospital appointments or visit someone in hospital


  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 10 days
You can find out more about how to take a test through the NHS website here.

If you are unable to take a test or test positive, you must self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptoms began or from the day you took the test.

If you're concerned about your symptoms and need medical advice, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.

Please notify your Reception Team by phone or email to let us know you are self-isolating so we can support you through this process.

If you have Coronavirus symptoms and have not had a test, stay at home and get a test to check if you have Coronavirus as soon as possible.

Coronavirus symptoms include:

  • A high temperature: you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • A new, continuous cough: this means you've started coughing repeatedly
  • Loss of taste or smell

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