Advice on the coronavirus

Latest advice on the coronavirus from Colin Cox, Director of Public Health for Cumbria:
“By far the best source of information for the public remains the website. The advice for the public is at and this is as up to date as it gets.
My three key public messages at the moment are:
– For most people, Covid-19 causes a mild illness so it is important for people not to panic about the outbreak.
– The best thing that people can do to help reduce the spread of the infection and to protect themselves is to observe good hand hygiene and the “catch it, bin it, kill it” advice with regard to coughs and sneezes.
– If you think you have symptoms of Covid-19, please don’t go to hospital or your GP initially – contact NHS 111 for advice.
These messages still hold true – indeed even more so! – now that we’ve actually had confirmed cases in Cumbria.”