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How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

There are some simple things you can do to help protect yourself and others against coronavirus.


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds at a time 
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • 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 straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
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Public Health England

Keep yourself and your family safe. Take a look at the latest NHS advice and information about coronavirus

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