Coronavirus (Covid-19) Advice and Guidance

Corona virus or Covid-19 is the biggest public health challenge we have faced for a generation. However, if we look out for each other, we will get through it and come out stronger.

As a country and a local community in Wolverhampton, we must pull together to:

  • Minimise the spread of the virus;
  • Fight the disease to protect life;
  • Support our public services, businesses and local government.

We must do everything we can to tackle the virus.  The government has deployed a comprehensive action plan, based on the expertise of world leading scientists.

This section of my website will be dedicated to providing the latest information and advice on Corona virus from reputable and trustworthy sources.

For the latest advice and guidance, please consult the following official information.

More information will be added as updates become available. 

FAQs about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

When should I self-isolate? 

  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
  • if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. 

How should I look after myself when I self-isolate?

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Drink plenty of water (fluids)
  • To reduce pain and fever take paracetamol (if you use other mediation get in touch with your care provider)
  • Keep in contact with friends and family by phone, video and online

What is social distancing? And what measures should I be following?

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce the social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

They are:

  • Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough.
  • Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible
  • Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information.
  • Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs.
  • Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media.
  • Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services.

What can I do to help?

The single most important thing you can do is follow NHS advice.

As of March 18th - wash your hands, and self-isolate if you or someone in your home develops symptoms.