Coronavirus: Public Advice (22.05.20)

Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives

We can all help control the virus is we all stay alert. This means:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out – 2 metres apart where possible
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms:

Continue to stay at home if you have either:

  • a new continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours, if you usually have a cough it may be worse than usual
  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back, you do not need to measure your temperature
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Do NOT go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital – stay at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. Only call NHS 111 if you are unable to get help online.

For information on:

For the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus, visit

For the latest government guidance, visit GOV.UK

NEEDS Service Update

The NEEDS team have now resumed their usual clinical work but will be doing so virtually where possible. Further information can be found here.