Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives

Yes, we are all receiving the same Coronavirus (Covid-19) message from a range of sources and Kingsbridge Town Council makes no apology for repeating it because:

Life is the most precious gift we will ever receive.
Let’s cherish it.  Nurture it.  Respect it.

Easter is almost upon us, but everyone must stay at home to help stop Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading.
To stop the spread of coronavirus, you should only leave the house for very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where you cannot work from home

These reasons are exceptions.  Even when doing these activities, you should minimise time spent outside of the home and ensure you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

You should also:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands
  • do not touch your face if your hands are not clean

What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms?  Continue to stay at home.  You’ll need to self-isolate for 7 days; if you live with someone who has symptoms then you’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started (this is because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear).  The symptoms are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • to protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

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