Coronavirus

Coronavirus prevention and health advice

NHS 111

Stay alert, wash your hands, look after yourself

Stay alert

We can all help to control the virus by staying alert;

  • Work from home if you can
  • If you go out, for essentials or exercise, keep 2 metres apart where possible
  • Wash your hands regularly
Stay alert
Wash your hands

With soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds.

Especially when you:

  • arrive home
  • use the toilet
  • eat or handle food (such as raw meat and vegetables)
  • prepare food
  • sneeze or cough
  • change a nappy
  • treat a wound
  • touch animals (including pets, their food and after cleaning their cages)
Wash your hands
Look after yourself

It's important during these difficult times to stay healthy

  • Stay in contact
  • Get quality sleep
  • Keep a routine
  • Look after you mental health
  • Exercise regularly
Look after yourself
Other ways to reduce the spread of infection
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • 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 and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Clean objects and surfaces you touch often (like door handles, kettles and phones) using your regular cleaning products
  • Clean a shared bathroom each time you use it, for example wiping the surfaces you have touched

Other health advice

Disability, health conditions and mental health support

Kirklees council have issued advice about a range of health issues during the coronavirus outbreak:

GP practices

Your NHS is still here for you.

If you need medical help from your GP practice, you can contact them either online, via an app or by phone to be assessed. Visit your GP practice website for more information.

Find your GP practice

Depending on where you live, your GP practice will be listed under member practices either under North Kirklees or Greater Huddersfield:

If you are unsure you can search for your nearest GP practice:

Changes to visiting your GP

This short animation explains the changes to visiting your GP and what to expect when you get in contact with them:

NHS and Public Health England advice
Other languages

Information in other languages includes mental health advice in Polish, Punjabi, Romanian and Urdu.

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