Whilst we continue to monitor developments about the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus), we kindly suggest you follow the official advice published by governing bodies. For ease, we have supplied the links below.
If the Coronavirus is to impact the schedule of the Gurdwara Sahib's programmes, it will be published here and on our social media pages.
What is coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a virus that causes an illness called COVID-19. It affects your lungs and airways. For most people, it causes mild symptoms while for others it can be more serious and require hospital treatment.
It’s a new illness, so there’s a lot we don’t know for sure yet, but the Government is making lots of preparations to help contain coronavirus as much as possible.
There are simple, effective things we can all do to reduce our risk of catching COVID-19 or transmitting the virus to other people.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
The symptoms are:
a high temperature
shortness of breath.
These symptoms are similar to lots of other illnesses, like common colds and flu. If someone has these symptoms it doesn’t necessarily mean they have coronavirus.
How can I reduce my risk of getting coronavirus?
One of the most important things you can do to reduce the risk of infection for yourself and the people around you is to wash your hands, frequently and thoroughly, with soap and hot water. You should wash your hands more often than you would normally.
You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or for two rounds of the song ‘Happy Birthday’, especially when you get home after going out, before eating or handling food, and after sneezing or blowing your nose.
Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. You should also make sure you catch coughs or sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve – not your hands – and put used tissues in the bin. Then wash your hands.
If you have a new, continuous cough or a high temperature the Government has advised that you stay at home for 7 days.