18/03/20 Coronavirus Information

The Third Age Trust has put together this Question and Answer list – collating all its current advice on coronavirus which has been sent out to U3As.

1. What is current advice regarding Coronavirus?

The Third Age Trust continues to follow the government and NHS advice on Coronavirus.
The current advice is to stop non-essential contact with others and adopt social distancing. Those in ‘at-risk’ groups are to be shielded from social contact for 12 weeks. People who should take particular care to minimise social contact are, among others, people over the age of 70.
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The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) advice is to use NHS 111 England NHS 24 in Scotland NHS Direct Wales including online advice where possible
Use pharmacies and GPs responsibly and go to the hospital only when you really need to.

This is further explained on the NHS website: When to go to A&E and Choose Well Wales

2. How to avoid catching or spreading germs?

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
• Put used tissues in the bin straight away.
• Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

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

3. What should I do if I am diagnosed with Coronavirus?

If a member has contacted Coronavirus please contact the Chair, Maria Guest-Naharnowicz, and follow the government advice on isolation.
The current government advice is that the member and all people living with the member should self isolate for 14 days.