You may be aware there has been a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dudley.
However, risk remains low to the public and the NHS is well prepared for these types of incidents.
The best way to protect yourself and your child from Coronavirus is to follow the Catch it, Bin it, Kill it advice and to wash hands with soap & water for at least 20 seconds. More frequent hand washing is advised particularly before touching your mouth, eyes or before eating food.
Based on current evidence, Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild. Anyone who is concerned about health symptoms is advised to follow the advice about what to do on the Government’s website at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public and nhs.uk at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
How serious is the coronavirus?
How likely are you to catch the virus?
If you and/or your child has returned from;
For country specific areas see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public. You should self-isolate at home and call 111 even if you do not have symptoms.
What you and your children can do to stop the spread of coronavirus
If you need any further information visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Information is also available on the council website www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus
Director of Public Health & Wellbeing
Produced by Dudley Health Protection Team 09.03.2020