Dear Friends and Neighbours,
By today, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Fife had reached 200. This is, of course, an underestimate as only cases tested in hospital are included in the figures. We must assume that thevirus is on our local streets already.
NHS Fife has now set up a Covid-19 information page at coronavirus.nhsfife.org. The NHS and the World Health Organisation are two trusted sources of advice and information. Both are used by the BBC.
Sadly, this virus will not just go away. There will be a growing number of infections. Our communityresponsibility must be to slow it down as much as we can. Our primary goal is to minimise infection rates and keep our beloved NHS from being overwhelmed by avoidable early Coronavirus cases.
There will be no quick fix. We really need to change our behaviours to limit the spread of thevirus.Please don’t shop more than once a week for essential supplies. Please keep a minimum of 3 steps apart in public.Please soap and wash your hands frequently, rinse thoroughly and then dry them well.
Unfortunately, for now these actions are our only defense against Coronavirus. Please:
STAY AT HOME, MINIMISE CONTACT WITH OTHERS and WASH YOUR HANDS!
Our aim is to help you. We and the NHS really need you to stay safe and to stay well.
HELPLINE NUMBER – 0800 999 3465