SARS-CoV-2. The protein spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles resemble a crown, giving the disease its characteristic name. File:SARS-CoV-2 49534865371.jpg

NHS advice about the Covid-19 pandemic:

• Don’t attend a Dorset Humanists meeting if you have a high temperature (you feel hot to touch on your chest or back) 

• Don’t attend a Dorset Humanists meeting if you have a new continuous cough

• Don’t attend a Dorset Humanists meeting if you have been advised to stay away from public places (self-isolate) by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional

Government advice:

Stop coronavirus spreading:

• Do cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

• Do put used tissues in the bin immediately

• Do wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

• Do try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

• Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Last updated on 14 March 2020 11:17 am