We're working closely with lead health organisations to ensure that the people of Chesterfield are protected and kept well informed.
What do I need to know?
Detailed information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms is available on the Government website.
You can also find the latest information on the NHS website.
Good hygiene is key to preventing the spread of viruses including coronavirus.
The NHS have advised the following steps can help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading:
- 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
- wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
Symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
However, these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the virus.
First published on 04 March 2020
Last updated on 19 March 2020