Unfortunately following government guidelines the NHS Health Checks have been postponed until further notice.
For updates and advice through this current time see our Facebook page – NHS Health Checks Doncaster and Barnsley and twitter @checknhs .
We are also posting daily top tips to help you maintain and improve your cardiovascular health. See below for our daily top tips.
Refer back to gov.uk for further advice and guidance.
‘The government have released Mental Health Guidance for this current time please see the link below for further details’
Stay at home:
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
- Do not meet others, even friends or family
- You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. Currently in the UK schools and childcare are now only open to children of key workers. Pubs, clubs, restaurants and places of leisure have closed. However, food shops and pharmacies remain open.
If you have the symptoms as follows:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
It is important to stay inside and isolate. By social distancing from friends and vulnerable ones this can help the virus from spreading. Simple measures like washing your hands often with soap and water can help stop viruses like coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading.
Currently there is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The virus is spread mainly from person to person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, these droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly inhaled into the lungs.