We are now in the delayed phase of our response to COVID-19. This entails significant changes to how we identify and manage potential cases of COVID-19. Advice for NHS organisations is now as follows:
1. The public are being advised to stay at home self-isolate for 10 days if develop symptoms OR 14 days if any household develops symptoms without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:
a. A new continuous cough
b. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)

c. Loss/change to sense of smell/taste


First Aid Kit

Keep them in a box or cupboard with a lock – or store them well out of the reach of children.
Soluble aspirin tablets 
For adults. Good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises. However, avoid using aspirin for treating feverish children between the ages of 12 and 15. Aspirin should NEVER be given to children and young adults under 20.
Paracetamol mixture  
For relief of pain or fever in young children.
Sedative cough linctus  
For dry or painful coughs – but not coughs caused by common colds.
Menthol crystals  
Add hot water to make steam inhalations for treating catarrh and dry or painful coughs.
Vapour rub 
Again, for steam inhalations. Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub on the chest and nose. 
Ephedrine nose drops 
For runny noses in children over one year old. Use before meals and at night but not for more than four days.
Antiseptic solution 
One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes. 
firstaidkit.jpgAntiseptic cream 
For treating septic stops, sores in the nose and grazes.
Calamine lotion 
For dabbing (not rubbing) on insect bites, stings and burns.
Dressing strips 
For minor cuts.
3” wide crepe bandage  
To keep dressing in place. To support sprained or bruised joints use 4”.
Cotton wool  
For cleaning cuts and grazes.
For fevers.

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