Guidance for members from NHS sources.

For further authoratitive information , See the NHS111 or BBC/Coronavirus websites.   EU National Phone numbers below

Though  from the UK, the advice is more generally valid, except for phone numbers, but obviously, check local news for more.

Prevention

Full NHS Advice here

  • Keep away from other people if they don't live with you

  • Wash your hands often and  properly , particularly before eating and after arriving home.  see below.

Symptoms

Full NHS advice here

In the UK, the National health Service (NHS) has identified the specific symptoms to look for as experiencing either:

  • a high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • a new continuous cough - this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste 

Do not leave your home if you have either.  Phone for advice on what to do See below   

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.  Stay at home.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

If you think you are infected, don't visit a hospital, pharmacy or doctor, Stay home and phone for advice.

National contact numbers

  • UK: 111 general health advice

  • NL: 0800-1351 dedicated to coronavirus

  • BE: 0800 14 689, dedicated. Call a local GP if you think you are infected (W/e & Hols: 1733, 112 for emergencies.

  • DE: 116117 general

  • FR: 0 800 130 000 dedicated