Unfortunately following government guidelines the NHS Health Checks have been postponed until further notice.
We are posting daily top tips to help you maintain and improve your cardiovascular health. See all of our daily blogs at the bottom of this page. Follow the below links for Healthy Lifestyle Top Tips, updates and advice.
Facebook page – NHS Health Checks Doncaster and Barnsley
Twitter @checknhs .
NHS Test and Trace App
If you have a smartphone, then download the government’s contact-tracing app. Here are some facts about the app:
- The new NHS Covid-19 app instructs users to self-isolate for 14 days if it detects that they were close to someone who has the virus.
- It allows people to check into venues they visit by scanning a QR code.
- The user has to be 16 years or over
- Alerts users if a venue they have visited is found to be an outbreak spot
- The app keeps secret who receives a self-isolation alert
- It allows users to order a free coronavirus test
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Refer back to gov.uk for further advice and guidance.
The government have released Mental Health Guidance for this current time please click here for further details.
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.
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
If you have the symptoms as follows:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
Social distancing from friends and vulnerable ones 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.