A coronavirus case has been confirmed in Bury

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A coronavirus case has been confirmed in Bury
01 March 2020

A coronavirus case has been confirmed in Bury. The patient who is a Bury resident has been taken to a specialist NHS infection centre.

We are working closely with colleagues at Bury Council, Public Health England and other health colleagues to ensure that the people of Bury are protected and kept well informed.

Public Health England are tracing anyone who has been identified as at risk and will advise people and places with any action they are required to take.

If you have not been contacted by Public Health England you do not need to take any action at this time.

If you have been advised to self-isolate then you can find out more about what that means here

What do I need to know?

You will have heard lots in the media about coronavirus (COVID-19) and might be feeling concerned.

The risk of catching the virus remains low but there are some simple steps you can take to minimise it even further.

Get the latest information at nhs.uk/coronavirus

You can also get answers to common questions about coronavirus here.  

Prevention

Good hygiene is key to preventing the spread of viruses including coronavirus.

Do

  • 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 – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't

touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Symptoms of coronavirus

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

But 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.

For the latest information visit nhs.uk/coronavirus

More information

  • Self-isolation - what it is and what it means

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/20/what-is-self-isolation-and-why-is-it-important/

  • Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

  • Coronavirus FAQs

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/  

  • Contact tracing - what it is and what it means

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/13/expert-interview-what-is-contact-tracing/