On Thursday March 12 the Prime Minister announced we have moved from the containment phase to delay phase.
The delay phase means that measures will be gradually introduced to slow the spread of the virus. This will help delay the spread until the summer to reduce the impact on services and give more time for a vaccine to be developed.
As part of this anyone who shows the following symptoms is being asked to self-isolate for seven days. The symptoms are:
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
- A new, continuous cough
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after seven days contact NHS 111 online.
There are a number of national websites which are being regularly updated with advice and guidance related to Covid-19:
- Figures on the number of confirmed cases are updated nationally everyday on the Public Health England website
- Regularly updated travel advice is available on the Gov.uk
- Information about the virus and advice on symptoms is available on the NHS.uk website
Washing your hands is still one of the best things to do to help stop the spread of Covid-19. This video shows you why it’s important to keep your hands clean: