Susan van de Ven

Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Bassingbourn, Melbourn, Meldreth and Whaddon Learn more

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

by Susan van de Ven on 1 March, 2020

With the absence of any signposting thus far on the public website of Cambridgeshire County Council, which is the local public health authority, here is a helpful information post created by my colleague Cllr Lorna Dupre:

For accurate and up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19), check regularly on the government web page here. This is being updated daily.

For information about how to protect yourself and others from contracting coronavirus, useful information from the World Health Organisation can be found here. In summary:

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
  • Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority, or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

If you have reason to suspect you may have coronavirus do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Ring 111 instead for advice.

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