COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 infections can be asymptomatic or symptomatic (fever, cough, respiratory distress) with varying severity.

The latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak is available via WHO and through your national and local public health authority. Public health authorities have outlined recommendations to reduce the risk of acquiring and transmitting SARS-CoV-2. Please adhere to your national/local guidelines.

Recommendations by WHO:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene 
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
  • Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider 
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover

Recommendations by Public Health England:

  • Self-isolate for 10 days if you develop a new continuous cough, high temperature, loss/ change in normal sense of taste or smell, or receive a positive COVID-19 test result
  • Arrange to be tested via NHS's online tool or call 119 if you develop COVID-19 symptoms
  • If your symptoms worsen or do not improve past 10 days, use the NHS 111 service
  • Maintain good hygiene (wash and sanitize hands frequently, cough/sneeze into tissue or crook of elbow, dispose of used tissues properly and clean hands thereafter, disinfect surfaces)
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Wear a face covering when in enclosed areas where it is difficult to social distance