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Special Advice - Coronavirus

Following the increase in cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Puffins Training would like to share the following advice with our learners. 
  • What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.
  • How is Coronavirus spread?
As it is a new illness, it is not yet known how is spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses are spread via cough droplets.
  • How can I 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 immediately.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitiser gel. 
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

- Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.  
  • What are the main symptoms of Coronavirus?
The main symptons are a cough, a high temperature and shortness of breath. 
  • What should I do if I think I have Coronavirus? 
DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 
Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Please also let your nursery manager know immediately. 
  • What does self-isolation mean? 
If there's a chance that you could have Coronavirus, you may be asked to isolate yourself. 
This means that for up to 14 days you should:
- Stay at home
- Not go to work, school or public areas
- Not use public transport or taxis
- Ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you
- Try to avoid visitors to your home (it's OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food)

For further information and to keep up to date, please keep checking the following websites: 

World Health Organisation Website​​​​​​​

NHS Website

UK Government Website