Preventing the spread

Helping to stop the spread is a shared responsibility


  • thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water often
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • 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
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms
  • only travel on public transport if you need to
  • work from home, if you can
  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • avoid events with large groups of people
  • use online services as a first port of call, then use 111 to ring if necessary


  • don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • don’t have visitors to your home, including friends and family

More Information

Below are links to resources you may find helpful during the Covid-19 pandemic: