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Infectious Disease

Be Prepared

Infectious diseases such as swine flu can cause health issues. You can reduce the risks by observing good basic hygiene.


  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

  • Dispose of dirty tissues promptly and carefully - bag and bin them.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitiser.

  • Clean hard surfaces such as worktops, door handles and handrails frequently.

  • Make sure you and your family are up to date with recommended vaccinations.


If you’re worried about infectious disease:

  • Contact your GP, or

  • Contact the NHS by dialling 111, or

  • Visit the NHS website at

  • Visit the UK Health Secuity webpages on the website.


For further public health advice and guidance visit Kent County Council website or Medway Council website. 

Covid-19 coronavirus information

For the latest health updates visit the

NHS 111 online service



For the latest government updates about coronavirus go to:



To learn more about the KRF response to the coronavirus pandemic and links to local information visit our Covid-19 page


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