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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Keep Informed

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

The UK national Coronavirus picture is changing all the time. The official up-dated information can be found by clicking on the link below:

GOV.UK Coronavirus Latest

By February 3rd 2020, the figures showed that in the UK 13,911 most-at-risk people had been tested for the virus of which 13,860 had been diagnosed negative and 51 people positive. These figures are changing day-by-day.

51 may not seem a large number but this is a virus that can spread very quickly. The Government scientists at this point are recommending measures for containment. You can keep up-to-date on the latest situation by checking on the above site. The numbers will certainly change day-by-day and so could the advice.

Our local Village Surgery has taken specific measures that we have reported. Current national medical advice to the general public can be found on

** cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
** put used tissues in the bin immediately
** wash your hands with soap and water often — use alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
** try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
** don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean


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