Advice on COVID-19
We are working hard with partners across Gloucestershire to safeguard the health of residents.
We have tried and tested plans which put us in a good position to respond to this emerging situation.
In most cases, Covid-19 is mild, but everyone should remain vigilant and carry on with good handwashing and personal hygiene measures, which include:
- Giving your hands a good wash with soap and water – this is the most effective action you can take (but hand gels can be a good substitute)
- Maintaining personal hygiene when coughing or sneezing is also important – use a tissue rather your hands and then throw it away
- It is good general practice to use cleaning wipes to give your keyboard, desk, phone etc. the once over on a regular basis.
If you have recently been to an affected area and have symptoms including a cough, or a high temperature, or shortness of breath, or a loss of taste or smell, do not go to your doctor or a hospital.
Ring 111 or visit their website to get further advice.
If you can, please help others in your community - check on vulnerable neighbours to see if they need any shopping, prescriptions or help with small job. It's also important to make sure you're looking after your own wellbeing during this time and to get support if you need it - find out more here.
And a final plea, please be responsible with your comments and actions, so as not to cause undue concern or anxiety within your community.
Can you help a neighbour?
It is important that we do all we can to help those in our communities that are likely to become more isolated as measures are put in place to delay the spread of Covid-19.