*** PPE - call for action ***
Wiltshire & Swindon LRF is working with fellow responders across the South West and are grateful to businesses and others for their support in providing essential PPE supplies. PPE continues to present a huge challenge, and a national request is being made of organisations or others able to help with making PPE such as visors and gowns for our frontline workers. If you think you may be able to assist please use the following link to check the required specifications and register your offer here.
There are a number of infectious diseases that may lead to localised, national or even international outbreaks if they are not rapidly controlled. Some of these diseases include; Pandemic Influenza, Norovirus, Measles and Tuberculosis. Vaccination programmes reduce the risk of many diseases but there is always a threat that a disease may return or new one develop. As a result it’s important to listen to medical advice and take appropriate action.
You can reduce the risks by:
- Covering your nose and mouth when sneezing
- Dispose of dirty tissues properly
- Maintaining good basic hygiene (washing hands with soap)
- Cleaning surfaces regularly
If you are worried about any illness please contact NHS Direct, your GP or visit the NHS Choices website