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Fibromyalgia Awareness Northern Ireland

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
 

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough.

Everyone must stay at home to help stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. Wash your hands with soap and water often to reduce the risk of infection.

You can usually treat mild coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms at home. If your symptoms are severe, you may need medical care until you recover.

 

Everyone must stay at home to help stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. Wash your hands with soap and water often to reduce the risk of infection.

 

To help stop the spread of coronavirus, you should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

 

shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine,

which must be as infrequent as possible

one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle

alone or with members of your household

any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

 

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

 

You should also:

wash your hands with soap and water often – for at least 20 seconds wash your hands as soon as you get home.

cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.