The World Health Organisation and Public Health England have also warned there is no need to panic buy face masks, latex gloves or other extreme protective gear if you practise good basic hygiene like regularly washing your hands and covering your mouth and nose if you cough.
During these times for many of us it’s still hard to not worry about what is going on and what the future holds. While online support can be extremely helpful, mental health charity Mind are saying that it is important to find a balance between your online and offline life. In order to help find the right balance, Mind suggests setting aside some time regularly to do something offline, like reading a book, doing some physical exercise, being outdoors alone or trying out a relaxation technique. Make time in your day to eat healthily and get good sleep. If you are finding that being online is starting to have a negative impact on your mental health, you may need to take a break for a while. Try to avoid being caught up in too much of what you see and hear. Stick to the NHS and government websites for clear and simple instructions and facts on the coronavirus and how to handle it.