COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called Coronavirus. As of 9am on the 14th March 2020, 37,746 people have been tested in the UK, of which 36,606 were confirmed negative and 1,140 were confirmed as positive. 21 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.
We would like to encourage our customers to follow all of the advice below and would kindly request that customers refrain from coming into the pharmacy should you be displaying any Coronavirus symptoms.
Below is a collection of Official Advice & News Articles on topics and questions surrounding the virus.
What to do if you have Coronavirus Symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
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.
There are some countries and areas where there's a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with Coronavirus.
If you're planning to travel abroad and are concerned about Coronavirus, see advice for travellers on GOV.UK.
Treatment for Coronavirus
There is currently no specific treatment for Coronavirus.
Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.
Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.
You'll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.
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