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Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Stop Germs Spreading (NHS)

The NHS resource on Stop Germs Spreading teaches those simple yet vital gestures.

Hand washing:

  • Wet
  • Soap
  • Wash
  • Rinse
  • Dry

Coughing and sneezing:

  • Catching it
  • Bin it
  • Kill it

Norovirus bug

Known as the 'winter vomiting bug', this virus is highly contagious.  Some useful tips and advice to prevent its spread:

  • Wash hands throughly using soap and water and drying them after using the toilet, before preparing food and eating
  • Hand Gels do not kill the virus

The Stop Norovirus Spreading This Winter advice and guidance flyer provides additional details and clarification.