Coronavirus (COVID-19): Garvald & Morham Community Advice

Message from Penny Short, Emergency Resilience Co-ordinator:

There is currently a huge amount of information circulating concerning the Coronavirus. At this stage there is no need to panic but it is sensible to take some precautions & plan ahead in case the virus reaches Garvald and Morham. The Coronavirus is not life-threatening in normal circumstances but it can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long-term conditions such as diabetes, cancer & lung disease.

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The usual general principles to prevent the spread of viruses should be followed including, of course, washing your hands often, especially after taking public transport or being in any busy public area. People who feel unwell should always stay at home and should not attend work and should avoid any public places. If you feel unwell & decide to self-isolate and need assistance with anything, including, shopping, then please fill out the contact form, below. It is sensible to have enough supplies in the house for at least two weeks in case you do need to self-isolate. Additionally, if you are vulnerable or have a weakened immune system and need some help, please fill out the contact form below and someone will get in touch with you.

If you are worried about any symptoms or those of a child, family member, neighbour or colleague please call NHS 111. Please do not go directly to your GP or any other healthcare environment.

Health advice is available with regular updates from NHS Scotland at https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

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