The Government is working hard to contain Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the NHS is well prepared, but we must be prepared for this to get worse before it gets better. 

The best way to protect yourself from infections such as this is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use a sanitiser gel, as well as always carrying tissues and using them to catch coughs and sneezes, then putting the tissue in the bin.

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council have assured me that agencies across the region are working with national teams to monitor the situation and make sure robust plans are in place. Continuity plans are in place to ensure the continued delivery of critical services. 

If you believe you have the symptoms do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 or use the following service:

Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk, including if you have been abroad, at