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Welcome to The Urhits Radio’s advice webpage on the Coronavirus. We will update this as often as we can in accordance with the guidelines from the UK government.

Useful links: [COVID19 ACTION PLAN]| [TRAVEL ADVICE]| [GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS & BUSINESSES] | [PROTECTING THE ELDERLY/VULNERABLE ADULTS]

Stay At Home, Protect The NHS, Save Lives

The UK announced national lockdown on Monday 23rd March 2020. This lockdown will be reviewed every 3 weeks. The following is advice from the government of the United Kingdom and the National Health Service (NHS)…

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. Click here to visit the NHS 111 Online Coronavirus service.

How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you’ll need to stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

Read the NHS advice about staying at home.

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

It is particularly important for people who:

  • are 70 or over
  • have a long-term condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system

Mix Top Tips

Here’s our top tips on how to keep your risk of catching this virus low:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – sing ‘Happy Birthday’ or your favourite song you’ve heard on The Mix Radio for 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • 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 immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • only travel on public transport if you need to
  • work from home, if you can
  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • avoid events with large groups of people
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS service

Things to avoid

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

Please note: if any of these guidelines changed, The Urhits Radio will update this page accordingly, so please keep checking back when you get chance.

The above advice is from the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. The urhits Radio is not responsible for the content/context of external sites.