Keeping your family safe during COVID-19 (coronavirus)

COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

It's very important to do what you can to reduce the risk of you and other people getting ill with coronavirus.

You can spread the virus even if you do not have symptoms.


  • try to stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with (or anyone not in your support bubble)

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • wash your hands as soon as you get home

  • 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

  • avoiding unnecessary travel and stay away from large groups of people.


  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

  • leave your home or see friends/family/colleagues if you're experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19

For more advice and information visit the NHS coronavirus website.

Advice for parents/carers of babies less than three months old during coronavirus

It can be confusing to know what to do when your baby is unwell during the coronavirus pandemic. If you have any concerns about your childs health, whether related to COVID19 or anything else, you should still seek advice and medical attention. 

Please famarilise yourself with this guidance published by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to help you identify the most suitable service for your child should they become unwell. More information on looking after your children during COVID19 can be found on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health website.