Coronavirus – Public Information

The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with the virus. But you can help too.

Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:

  • 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.

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.


For patients concerned that they may have Coronavirus:

If you think you have symptoms of the Coronavirus, or you think you might have been exposed to the virus when travelling, please use the NHS 111 online service. This can be accessed here:

For general information on Coronavirus, please visit the NHS website:

Have you travelled to Northern Italy recently?