Coronavirus - General Information

#StayHomeSaveLives

We can all do our part to stop the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).  Latest advice (23/03/20) from the Government and NHS to stop the spread of coronavirus:-

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.  This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to.
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with.
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person.
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary.

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Key to this is good hygiene:-

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitiser gel regularly throughout the day.
  • Catch your cough or sneeze in a tissue or bent elbow (not your hands), bin it and wash your hands.
  • Social distancing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Work/study from home where possible.
  • Self-isolation if you experience any symptoms.

Symptoms of Coronavirus include:-

  • feeling tired.
  • difficulty breathing.
  • high temperature.
  • a cough. 
  • for more information please visit the NHS webpages.

Stay at home if you have any Coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Testing for Coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.​ Read the NHS advice about staying at home.

This is an evolving situation,for the most up to date information see the Government website or the Scottish Government website

What is City of Glasgow College doing about Coronavirus?

Our college is acting on advice from sources including the FCO, WHO, NHS and Health Protection Scotland. Our college buildings are now closed. We are taking proactive steps to ensure that everyone has access to the latest advice. We continue to monitor the situation closely and are providing regular updates on our website. 

How can I look after my mental health during this time?

The NHS has advice on how to take care of your mental health during this time of advised social distancing, including:

  • stay in touch with family and friends via phone, messaging or video. 
  • talk about your worries.
  • look after your body by eating healthily, limiting alcohol, avoiding smoking and drugs and exercising by going for a walk or run if you can or doing a home workout.
  • limit the amount of news you consume, particularly if it makes you feel anxious.
  • carry on with the hobbies you enjoy or pick up new ones. 
  • stick with daily routines.
  • try relaxation techniques
  • keep your mind active.
  • please see NHS webpages for further information.
  • please see college webpage for student wellbeing and support

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