New statement from City of York Council

The hearing was held at City of York Council HQ. Photograph: YorkMix

This from Sharon Stoltz, Director of Public Health at City of York Council, tonight:

“As we go into the weekend, I’d like to thank everyone for following the Government’s advice and to continue to do so as follows:

“Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

– a high temperature
– a new, continuous cough.

“Refer to NHS 111 if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

“Only dial 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

“Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds, using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.

“To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.”