COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus

Daily UK Epidemic Curve

This data is sourced from the WHO Dashboard.

The chart is interactive if you hover/click on it.







WHO Myth Busters

It's worth checking out the latest WHO myth busters page regularly.



Studies show hydroxychloroquine does not have clinical benefits in treating COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine does not have clinical benefits in treating COVID-19


Masks

  • Fask Mask Do'sFace Mask Do's
  • Face Mask Don'tsFace Mask Don'ts


Wash Your Hands!

Soap and Water is better than Antibacterial Hand Gels (It's a virus, not a bacterium), but the hand sanitisers often contain enough (>60% abv) alcohol and soap in them to do a reasonable job if you don't have SOAP.

Here's why soap works on a coronavirus like COVID-19:

An infographic on why soap works against the COVID-19 coronavirus
Now, go and wash your hands again - with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Latest UK Government Guidance

The latest UK Government Guidance is here. Near the bottom of the page, you can click the "+ Show All Updates" link/button to see what's changed.



Free WHO Training Courses

The World Health Organisation is running free, self-paced training courses on "Responding to COVID-19 - Real-time training for the coronavirus disease outbreak" here.



WHO Advice

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently

Overheard in the Co-op on Albert Road: "FFS, How long do we have to do all this hand-washing for?"
What? You mean you aren't washing your hands after the toilet or touching pets/food?

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 2 metres (6 feet) distance between yourself and anyone else, especially anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention via the NHS 111 website for COVID-19, and click the Start Now button.

NHS 111 Start Now Button

If in doubt call 111 - Do NOT go to the Doctor's Surgery or Emergency Department (A&E). In an emergency, call 999.

Be aware that over the coming months, our NHS and Emergency Services will become massively overloaded. Patience is key (As are patients! (sorry - Mark))



WHO Resource Images

  • Coping with Stress during an outbreak
    Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak
  • Helping children cope with stress
              during the 2019-nCoV outbreak
    Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak
  • Safe GreetingsSafe Greetings
  • Hand ShakingHand Shaking
  • Wearing GlovesWearing Gloves
  • Be ReadyBe Ready
  • Be SupportiveBe Supportive
  • Be InformedBe Informed
  • Be SmartBe Smart
  • Be Smart & InformBe Smart & Inform
  • Be SafeBe Safe
  • Be Kind to SupportBe Kind to Support
  • Be Kind to Address FearBe Kind to Address Fear
  • Be Kind to Address StigmaBe Kind to Address Stigma
  • Wash your handsWash your hands
  • Wash your handsWash your hands
  • Wash your handsWash your hands