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Coronavirus | Coronavirus Symptoms | What Is Coronavirus

Coronavirus. This video is on coronavirus symptoms, what is coronavirus, coronavirus update, information and tips.

In this weeks video were looking at the coronavirus, it’s time for an update. We’re going to be looking at symptoms, how its spread, current guidance, self isolation, preventative tips and lots more.

I’ve had so many messages, comments and even letters to do an updated video on this topic. This video consists of the current information on the 22nd of March 2020 that we know about the Novel Coronavirus and practical steps to protect yourself from airborne viruses.


Coronavirus symptoms - 00:26

What is a continuous cough - 00:53

What to do if you have Coronavirus symptoms (Self-Isolation) - NHS advice for Coronavirus 22nd of March 2020 - 1:03

About the Coronavirus and how it's spread - 2:31

How long does Coronavirus survive on surfaces - 3:36

How to stay at home and follow social distancing - 4:19

Steps involved in social distancing - NHS advice for Coronavirus 22nd of March 2020 - 4:56

How to stay mentally and physically active during social distancing - 5:49

How severe is the Coronavirus - 7:15

Do antibiotics and other treatments help with Coronavirus - 8:06

How to try and prevent catching and spreading Coronavirus - 8:30

The importance of being kind and supportive to each other - 11:03

Acting responsibly towards healthcare services during the Coronavirus - 11:15

Why it's important not to over order and stockpile medicines - 11:27


As mentioned in the video, this is a developing situation and everyday we’re learning more and more about the Coronavirus so everything I’m telling you in this video is relevant and up to date of filming 22nd of March 2020 but remember that all these things can change as the scientific community gather more data about the Coronavirus.

The best way to keep up to date with information about the Coronavirus is via reputable health sources below who currently have dedicated pages on Coronavirus which is constantly updated with new information.

NHS guidance and updated information on Coronavirus -

NHS guidance and updated information on self isolation with Coronavirus -

WHO guidance and updated information on Coronavirus -

Public Health England guidance and updated information on social distancing -


This information is from the 22nd of March 2020. Please visit the link for more up to date information as this can change -

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Stay at home if you have either Coronavirus symptoms:

• A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

• A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

For more information on self isolation -


The NHS has a really helpful video on how to do this properly visit:

For more information on using hand sanitiser properly -

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I'm a prescribing media pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. I work in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy.


This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.



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