An online portal and dedicated social media feeds about coronavirus have been set up by Liverpool City Council and local health chiefs.
Driven by Liverpool City Council and supported by NHS colleagues at Public Health England North West and Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the online portal at www.liverpool.gov.uk/coronavirus is supported by dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages.
They are designed to be the first point of call for local residents wanting the latest official information and advice on coronavirus and the impact on Liverpool.
They will also signpost to other trusted sources, as part of a drive to meet the demand for accurate information from local residents. It is part of a drive to ramp up communications with the public as the UK prepares for more cases.
The feeds will be updated on a regular basis throughout the day with information as it breaks.
The URL links are:
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- 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 and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days