How to keep well

As we adjust to living with COVID-19, it is important to remember that it can still pose a risk - particularly to the vulnerable

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To help limit the spread of COVID and other viruses and ensure people keep well, it remains the right choice to follow the safe behaviour advice.

Safe behaviour advice

  • Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu reduces the risk of getting seriously ill and of spreading these infections to others
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds or more
  • Let in fresh air when indoors – opening windows for just a few minutes can make all the difference without becoming cold
  • Cover coughs and sneezes – remember "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it", or sneeze and cough into elbows if you don’t have a tissue
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet
  • If you can, stay at home if you feel unwell

For the latest information visit the guidance for living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19.

Feeling unwell?

The Public Health guidance for people with a respiratory infection, high temperature and who feel unwell, is to stay at home, avoid contact with others and follow guidance on how to reduce the spread of infection until you no longer have a high temperature and feel well enough to resume normal activities. This will help to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others and protect people who may be more vulnerable to infection.

Data on Respiratory Infections

  • Hampshire County Council is no longer producing COVID-19 data packs. Please visit our COVID-19 data and intelligence page for our data archive and links to ONS survey results
  • The UKHSA has created a data dashboard which shows data on respiratory infections across England. It builds on the success and is an iteration of the COVID-19 in the UK dashboard. In the future, it will grow to present a wider range of data on public health topics.