Updated Guidance  from Health Protection Scotland- Coronavirus

Updated Guidance from Health Protection Scotland- Coronavirus

17th March 2020 0 By Mrs Hendry

 

It has been announced by the UK/Scottish Government that as of 16 March anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, however mild, should stay at home for 7 days from the onset of symptoms as per existing advice. In addition, it is now recommended that anyone living in the same household as a symptomatic person should self-isolate for 14 days.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:

new continuous cough and/or
high temperature
Information for the public on COVID-19, including stay at home advice for people who are self-isolating, can be found on NHS Inform.

Further, people are advised to take social distancing measures to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. In particular, this is strongly advised for people aged 70 or over, people with underlying medical conditions and pregnant women. Further advice on these measures will be available on NHS Inform shortly.

Please see both links below to websites where you can check daily for updated information.

https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults