Coronavirus Information

We're working with health colleagues and partners to make sure that the people of Harborough District are kept well informed with the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information.

There is a lot of advice and information on the Government Website and the NHS website. These are being updated regularly and include information about symptoms, social distancing, self-isolation and shielding vulnerable people.

In addition, the Government has published its action plan for responding to the outbreak.

Coronavirus Travel Information from East Midlands Railway

More about Coronavirus

Coronavirus are a group of viruses common across the world which can induce typical symptoms of fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 second
  • If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol. This is particularly important after taking public transport. (NB Hand sanitisers are not that effective on already dirty hands)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, ideally try to maintain 2 metres distance
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment, domestic chemicals are suitable for this.
  • If you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or another healthcare environment

The common symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a cough
  • shortness of breath

You can check if you have Coronavirus symptoms on the NHS 111 website.

There is also a youtube video from the NHS giving a demonstration on how to wash your hands.