Richmondshire District Council

Good hygiene

The best way to protect yourself and your family from coronavirus (COVID-19) is by practicing good respiratory and hand hygiene. The latest advice from Public Health England is to:

Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds each time with soap and water or hand sanitiser, especially when you:

  • Get home or into work
  • Blow your nose, sneeze or cough
  • Eat or handle food 


You are advised to stay at home for 10 days if you live with others and you or anyone in your household have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • loss/change in your normal sense of smell or taste

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

For further advice about staying at home for those households with possible Coronavirus infection visit the GOV.UK stay at home page.

Additional information about coronavirus can be found on the GOV.UK website or NHS website.

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