The coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Although it remains mostly confined to China, the coronavirus has now reached as far as the US, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Finland and the UK.
This current strain of coronavirus is known as novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
If you are an Adra tenant and have had to ‘self isolate’ because of Coronavirus concerns please let us know, just so we can arrange how to support and care, as well as for our information. This will not affect your tenancy in any way. Have a chat with one of our staff members on on 0300 123 8084.
You should ‘self isolate’ if there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, call 111 and isolate yourself from other people.
This means you should:
- stay at home
- not go to work, school or public areas
- not use public transport or taxis
- ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you
- try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food
Advice for you and your family
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. But the risk to individuals remains low.
Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
There is currently no vaccine for coronavirus however there are things which we can all do to prevent it from spreading.
You can reduce your risk of getting/spreading coronavirus by:
- avoiding direct hand contact with your eyes, nose and mouth;
- avoiding contact with people that have a respiratory illness, and avoid using their personal items such as their mobile phone;
- maintaining good hand hygiene, including washing your hands with soap or sanitiser after coughing, sneezing or going to the toilet, and prior to eating and drinking;
- covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with disposable tissues and disposing of them in nearest bin after use.
The UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days to stay indoors and call their GP or NHS 24 on 111 immediately even if they don’t have symptoms of the virus.
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