Coronavirus - be prepared


Some tips for staying safe and where to seek help, should you have concerns.

There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Scotland, but your wellbeing and that of everyone in the city is a priority. It's good to be prepared and we want to provide you with some help and advice from NHS Scotland about what to do to protect yourself and others.

It’s best to:
• always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze
• bin the tissue
• to kill germs, wash your hands with soap and warm water, or, if handwashing is not available, use a hand sanitiser gel.

If you’ve travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the previous 14 days and are experiencing cough, fever or shortness of breath, you should:
• stay indoors
• call your GP
• or, if your surgery is closed, ring NHS 24 (111) informing them of your symptoms and your recent travel
• don’t leave home until you’ve been given advice by a clinician.

Now that there are several confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the UK, the Scottish Government has advised that: "Scotland is always well prepared for these types of outbreak and we’ll remain vigilant. We have a proven track record of dealing with challenging health issues. There are public health and infectious disease experts working round the clock.”

If you have any concerns, you can visit and take a look at the coronavirus Q&A available at the World Health Organisation.

A toolkit for your workplace, featuring posters, videos, social media graphics and general information, is also available to download at NHS Inform.

Published: February 13th 2020