COVID-19, Flu & Other Illnesses

COVID-19, flu and other illnesses from vomiting bugs to meningitis can spread very easily and cause severe illness. You can help stop infections from spreading and stay well by following some simple steps.

If you feel unwell

If you feel unwell:

  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Avoid mixing with other people
  • COVID-19: Most people with COVID-19 feel better within a few weeks. You may be able to look after yourself at home while you recover. If your condition doesn’t improve, go to NHS 111 online or call 111 for advice.

Practice Good Hygiene

It’s important to help stop the spread of infections by practicing good hygiene, this helps keep you and others better protected.

  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean your surroundings thoroughly
  • Practice safe sex.

Keep Vaccinations Up To Date

It’s important to make sure your vaccinations are up to date.

Make sure you’ve had the following:

  • MenACWY – protecting against four common strains causing meningitis and septicaemia
  • MMR – protecting against measles, mumps, rubella
  • HPV – protecting against cervical and other cancers caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) plus genital warts
  • Flu and COVID-19 – if you’re eligible.

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