Stroud Council and Health Information and Resources
Dated Monday 2 March:
GENERAL ADVICE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
We are working hard with partners across Gloucestershire to safeguard the health of residents. We have tried and tested plans which puts us in a good position to respond to this emerging situation.
In most cases, Covid19 is mild but everyone should remain vigilant and carry on with good washing of hands and related personal hygiene measures, which include:
- Giving your hands a good wash with soap and water is the most effective action you can take (but hand gels can be a good substitute).
- Maintaining personal hygiene when coughing or sneezing is also important – use a tissue rather your hands and then throw it away.
If you have recently been to one of the affected areas and have symptoms including a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, do not go to your doctors or a hospital. Ring 111 or visit their website to get further adviceIf you can, please help others in your community – check on any vulnerable neighbours to see if they need anything from the shops, a prescription collected or help with other small jobs.