The headlines around Covid-19 are becoming more and more alarming.
It is important that we take this potential pandemic very seriously, but it is also essential that we make personal, and community decisions and actions based on balanced, evidence based advice and opinions on the disease and what we can do about it.
I am so proud of our NHS, and everyone in it, as well as those working at Public Health England
The NHS website is one of the best places to start your research. It also has links that outline the government’s response to Coronavirus
Another excellent source of information should you feel you need more personal advice or have a particular concern is the NHS hotline at 111 and its online service.
I would reiterate that simple good hygiene practice in all areas of our life are key to preventing the spread of the virus ,
An excellent animation from the World Health Organisation brings home the simple message of “how to protect yourself from Covid-19”
We are all in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable situation at this time, but following advice from experts in the field, we can all do our part in preventing the spread of this disease and where we think we might be personally affected, seek appropriate help from our excellent NHS.
Dr Tim Stevenson