Key health messages

To stay healthy, remember:

  • Boil or treat water before using for drinking, food preparation, or brushing your teeth.
  • If you can’t flush your toilet, bury human waste in your garden, or wrap it well in paper or plastic and put it in red wheelie bin for collection.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands frequently, and always:
    • after dealing with human waste
    • after going to the toilet
    • before and after food preparation
  • For emergency medical attention, call 111.
  • If you are unwell or injured, contact your GP or after-hours surgery. Limit contact with others, especially if you have vomiting or diarrhoea.
  • Avoid contact with sewage, and with rivers, ponds, and surface water.
  • Take care with refrigerated or frozen food. Don’t refreeze thawed food.
  • Don’t eat garden produce if there has been liquefaction.
  • Look after and support your family and neighbours.

See post on key public health messages for details.

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