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UK Coronavirus information: What should I do?

How can I help to slow the spread of the virus?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new rules people have to follow to help tackle the coronavirus emergency.

Stay at home – no unnecessary journeys or social contact
Only leave home for essential shopping, medical needs and one form of exercise per day
You can travel to and from work if absolutely necessary
Public gatherings of more than two people are banned - excluding people you live with
Don’t visit other people’s houses or socialise outside your home
Police can fine you if you don’t follow the rules
If unwell, isolate yourself and your family
Keep in touch with one another

How can I try to stay well? 

Text reads: Wash hands for about 20 seconds with soap and hot water or use a sanitiser gel
Text reads: Use a tissue for coughs and sneezes
Text reads: If you don't have a tissue, use your sleeve
Text reads: Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

What are the symptoms – and what should I do if I feel unwell?

If you live with someone who has a new continuous cough or high temperature you should stay at home for 14 days in case symptoms develop
Stay at least three steps away from other people in your home if possible
If your symptoms get worse or are no better after seven days seek medical advice
Text reads: Use the online 111 coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk. In Northern Ireland, call 111
You may be tested for the virus at a hospital

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