Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This section will provide the latest information, advice and guidance for the public on the national and local response to COVID-19.

Stockport Residents
Stockport Council has launched a dedicated website to support local people in responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.  It includes information on vulnerable people, advice, health and wellbeing and local support services.  To find out more visit: www.stockport.gov.uk/showcase/coronavirus.

NHS Website
For latest information and advice on the coronavirus please go to the NHS website.

NHS 111 Online Service
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.

These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

UK Government Website
To learn about the government response visit Gov.uk/coronavirus

Information for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK
Countries and specified areas affected by COVID-19 with implications for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK: COVID-19 Countries and Areas

How to Protect yourself and others
Public Health England have published a blog to with simple advice and guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 5 things you can do to protect yourself and your community.

Advice and Guidance on staying well
You can find the latest guidance for keeping yourself safe and well here: www.gov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronavirus

Advice for people advised to self-manage

  • After discussion with the GP, it is felt that you may have the Coronavirus (COVID-19). On assessment, you were felt to be safe for self-management. You should rest and take plenty of fluids and take paracetamol for aches and/or if you have a fever. Your symptoms should improve over a period of around 7 days, although a persistent cough can continue for a couple of weeks after this time. As long as this is not worsening or causing breathing difficulty it is likely nothing to worry about.
  • You must self-isolate (stay at home and ideally away from household members) for at least 7 days, or longer if you still have a fever in which case you should stay at home until the fever has also settled.
  • Any household contacts should stay at home for a period of 14 days to reduce the risk of spreading infection.
  • Further information about self-isolation can be accessed at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
  • In a small number of people the Coronavirus symptoms and breathlessness can worsen around 5-7 days after the initial symptoms. If you experience a significant worsening in your breathing, for example to the point where doing usual activities like getting out of bed, climbing the stairs slowly or watching TV / talking are difficult then you must seek further advice either via your GP or through the 111 Coronavirus service online, which can be accessed via: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
  • Maintain a good fluid intake and keep an eye on your urine output – if your urine is starting to look deeper coloured or concentrated you should increase your fluid intake. If you are not passing urine at least 2-3 times every day then you should call your GP again for further advice.

Advice for parents on Coronavirus (posters)

World Health Organization

The WHO have produced some simple posters for the public to help them cope with any stress caused by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Translated Advice

Doctors of the World have been authorised by NHS England to develop Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for patients in 21 languages.

The information was produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice and are available in the following languages:

English, Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese, Kurdish Sorani is available at the moment, but more languages coming soon: Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Malayalam, Turkish, , Farsi, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali.

To download copies of the advice please visit: doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/news/coronavirus-information/