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Covid 19 Information

Please visit www.ghc.nhs.uk/coronavirus/


  • Listen to alerts on the radio and TV
  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • Visit or phone people/neighbours who are vulnerable, such as older people living on their own or people with health conditions
  • Stay inside and in the coolest room in your home as much as possible and splash yourself with cool water
  • Keep rooms cool if possible use light-coloured curtains and close them (metal blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter)
  • Keep the windows closed while the room is cooler than it is outside and, if it’s safe, open the windows at night when the air is cooler than the room
  • Avoid going outside between 11am and 3pm as this is the hottest part of the day
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Check up and take note of neighbours, relatives and friends who may be less able to look after themselves (for example, if they have mobility problems)
  • It is more important to keep yourself and others cool if you or they have a heart or respiratory condition. If symptoms become worse, seek medical advice
  • Drink water or fruit juice regularly
  • Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol, and if you do drink alcohol make sure you have water or other non-alcoholic drinks too

For more advice about staying in the sun, visit NHS Choices