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How to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 and other respiratory infections


Following the latest government guidance will help you to understand situations where there is a greater risk of catching or spreading respiratory infections including Covid-19. It includes the steps that you can take to stay safe and protect others.

Following the latest government guidance will help you to understand situations where there is a greater risk of catching or spreading respiratory infections including Covid-19. It includes the steps that you can take to stay safe and protect others.

We advise that you consider continuing to follow safer behaviours to protect yourself and others and to help to reduce the spread of respiratory infections.

  • Meet in ventilated areas or outdoors.
  • Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser.
  • Cover your face and mouth when sneezing or coughing.
  • Stay at home if you're unwell.

If you, or a member of your household, has symptoms of Covid-19 or other respiratory infections, you should:

  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people
  • work from home if you can
  • if you have a medical or dental appointment or have workers in your home, tell them about your symptoms
  • if you leave home, wear a mask, avoid crowded and enclosed spaces and stay away from those at high risk of Covid-19
Contact us
County Durham Together Community Hub
03000 260 260