Attached is Hywel Dda CHC September’s Newsletter for information.
COVID-19:What can I do to protect myself, my family, friends and community?
Testing and contact tracing, contact tracing is a tried and tested method of controlling the spread of infectious diseases such as
coronavirus, however, it does not work on its own. We all need to continue to play our part and follow the latest public health guidance.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are one or more of the following:
new continuous cough
loss of or change to sense of smell or taste
If you develop one of these symptoms, you should immediately selfisolate and follow the self-isolation guidance. You should also apply for a
test. Please do not visit your GP surgery or hospital to request a test, as you may infect others. The test is only effective for those who are
experiencing coronavirus symptoms and needs to be taken in the first 5 days of having symptoms. It only checks if you have coronavirus right
now and not if you have already had the virus.
Information on Regional/local coronavirus testing facilities.
If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home or if your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days,
use the 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call 111.
The NHS COVID-19 app is free to download and is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you
can warn and protect your loved ones and your community.
For up to date information see Public Health Wales website :