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Health advice

Health advice and information from Gloucestershire County Council.

It’s important to self isolate and stay at home if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Advice about staying at home on the NHS website.

There are lots of concerns regarding the use of ibuprofen and COVID-19. If you are concerned please seeGovernment advice for ibuprofen and coronavirus.

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Cleaning advice

COVID-19 is mainly passed on by person-to-person spread between people who are in close contact with one another and by droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

It can also spread through contact with a surface or object that has the virus on it. Cleaning helps minimise the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guidance on cleaning in non-heathcare settings

Information and resources for BAME communities

Although it can affect anyone, there is clear evidence that COVID-19 affects people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups disproportionately. Gloucestershire County Council is working together with communities, groups and services to find out about the experience of COVID-19 in Gloucestershire BAME communities; exploring how we can support the recommendations identified in the Public Health England (PHE) report

We are developing our information and resources for BAME communities and those that work with Gloucestershire communities. If you have suggestions or would like more information which could support BAME communities, please email Healthprotection@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

There are a number of useful resources below:

COVID-19 Resources in other languages: 

PHE Coronavirus Resources (posters, digital)

Community Help Hub

Gloucestershire’s councils and partners have created a community help hub to connect local people who need help, with others who can provide the support they need.

The hub includes four forms:

  • ‘I can offer help’ – is for those who are able to support neighbours with tasks such as picking up prescriptions, shopping, dog walking and more
  • ‘I need help’ – can be used by individuals to ask for support
  • My neighbour needs help’ – may be used by people to request help on behalf of a neighbour, relative or friend who cannot access the internet themselves
  • My business can help’ – will allow local businesses who may have skills and resources others could benefit from, to offer their help

Contact the Community Help Hub https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/helphub 

Vitamin D

Queries are mounting over the role Vitamin D has in differing the COVID-19 outcomes. 

Healthy vitamin D levels are good for immunity, vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body and this is essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. 

More information about Vitamin D is available here (PDF, 316.3 KB)

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