Diabetes UK issues latest guidance on coronavirus
The charity has published guidance on its website to help keep people with diabetes and their families safe amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The information provided by the charity is based on the latest guidance from the government.
A Diabetes UK spokesman said: “If you have diabetes, you are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) and according to current government guidance you should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures, including significantly limiting face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible.”
How to avoid coronavirus (social distancing)
- Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and, or, a new and continuous cough.
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser.
- Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible.
- Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to gov.uk guidance for employers for more information.
- Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars or clubs.
- Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology instead, such as phone, internet, and social media.
- Use telephone or online services to contact your GP practice or other essential services.
However, this guidance is constantly being updated. To access more information from Diabetes UK and the latest guidance that the charity is issuing, click here.