You may be aware there has been a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dudley.
However, risk remains low to the public and the NHS is well prepared for these types of incidents.
The best way to protect yourself and your child from Coronavirus is to follow the Catch it, Bin it, Kill it advice and to wash hands with soap & water for at least 20 seconds. More frequent hand washing is advised particularly before touching your mouth, eyes or before eating food.
• The infection is mild for most people, including children. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) may be at higher risk of more serious illness.
• Most people get better with enough rest, and plenty to eat and drink.
How likely are you to catch the virus?
• The chance of being in contact with the virus is currently low in the UK.
• You can only catch it if; you have been close to a person who has the virus (less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes) or by touching a contaminated surface, then touching your mouth or eyes without washing your hands first.