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Washing your hands and home isolation advice from Public Health England to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Washing your hands and home isolation advice from Public Health England to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Public Health England has produced a range of information to help people protect themselves and others.

Published: Mar 25, 2020
Category: Looking after yourself
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Public Health England has published a range of Coronavirus (COVID-19) public information materials to inform the general public about how they can help protect themselves and others, and help prevent the spread of virus.

While aimed at all members of the public, the guidelines are also relevant for people living with diabetes.

Handwashing advice to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

Wash your hands with soap and water more often for 20 seconds following these steps:

  1. Palm to palm

  2. The backs of hands
  3. In between fingers
  4. The back of the fingers
  5. The thumbs
  6. The tips of the fingers

To isolate your household the advice is to stay at home

If you or anyone in your household has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough – even if it is mild

  • Everyone in your household must stay at home for 14 days and keep away from others

  • Go to NHS.UK to check your symptoms and follow the specialist medical advice. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot get online or your symptoms worsen

  • Protect older people and those with existing health conditions by avoiding contact

  • Put a sign in your door advising others Please DO NOT enter this building
Learn about the government response to coronavirus on GOV.UK
For further health information and advice please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus
Read healthcare professionals recommendations for people with diabetes during the COVID-19 crisis
Category: Looking after yourself
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