Coronavirus (COVID-19): Stay Alert | Control The Virus | Save Lives
The Government issues guidelines for England, including the whole Havant Constituency, which are regularly updated.
From Tuesday 5 January, the entire Havant Constituency will be subject to national lockdown rules due to rising COVID-19 infection rates including a new, highly transmittable variant strain.
National lockdown guidance is now online: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
The Government response to COVID-19 is guided by medical and scientific advice received from the independent Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Advisor, taking into account information from the NHS and other relevant public bodies.
Alan is not able to provide medical, financial or legal advice on an individual basis, but can help Havant Constituency residents dealing with central Government Departments and agencies.
If you are self-isolating or shielding and in need of urgent help you should call the Hampshire Coronavirus Response Hub on 0333 370 4000.
How serious is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called Coronavirus. An NHS overview on COVID-19 can be found here.
The evidence shows us that the vast majority of people who get this virus have relatively mild symptoms and make a full recovery. But in a small percentage of cases, the virus can cause more severe symptoms. This is particularly true for people with a weakened immune system, for older people and for those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
A lot of false information about this virus is being shared - it’s very important that you make sure that the information you use comes from a trusted source - all of the information on this page has been sourced from the NHS.
What are the symptoms?
If you are infected you may have very minor symptoms, minor symptoms or more severe symptoms, but the NHS cites three symptoms to look out for as:
A new continuous cough
A fever or high temperature
A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
What should I do if I have either of the above symptoms?
Protect others - don't call, or go to your GP
Protect others - don't go to your local hospital, GP surgery or pharmacy
This page was last updated on 5 January 2020.