Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

The NHS in Buckinghamshire and Public Health England are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.

  • Up-to-date NHS information on the COVID-19 infection, including symptoms and when people should stay at home, can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
  • For the latest advice and information about Coronavirus from Public Health England, please click here.
  • NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has information about changes to services at its hospitals (including Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe and Amersham) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • You can find local information and advice on council services (including schools, social care, transport), at this Buckinghamshire Council webpage. This page also explains how to get involved in Local Support Hubs to help vulnerable people, and how to access help if you are in need.

Please stay at home:

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

 

And please remember:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.