Without doubt you will all be aware of the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing, which presents challenges for people all over the world. At this difficult time we can each play a vital role in helping to reduce the impact of the virus and look after ourselves and each other.
Have a realistic perspective; yes the virus is a real threat, but panicking can only serve to fuel unhelpful thoughts and feelings. Try and limit time on social media. It is important to remain informed, but try and achieve a healthy balance by sticking to factual data. It is a fact that some have sadly died as a result of the coronavirus, however the present reality is that it is exceptionally rare.
Focus on what you can do rather than what you cannot to keep safe. This is your responsibility - this is what you can control! Minimise the risk of infection within your own environment.
The advice from the Government and leading health officials is being updated on a regular basis, so please keep yourself informed. Please visit the NHS advice website for current information by clicking on this link NHS Coronavirus Updates