In support of the respective action plans published by the Philippines, the UK, and Ireland in containing and preventing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we urge everyone to do their part by:

•Following public health authorities’ advice, for example on hand washing
•Reducing the impact and spread of misinformation by relying on information from trusted sources, such as:
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•Ireland (
•Checking and following the latest travel advice when travelling and planning to travel
•Ensuring you and your family’s vaccinations are up to date
•Checking on elderly or vulnerable family, friends and neighbours
•using NHS 111 (or NHS 24 in Scotland or NHS Direct Wales) (including online, where possible), pharmacies and GPs responsibly, and go to the hospital only when you really need to.
•Being understanding of the pressures the health and social care systems may be under, and receptive to changes that may be needed to the provision of care to you and your family.
•Accepting that the advice for managing COVID-19 for most people will be self-isolation at home and simple over-the-counter medicines
•Checking for new advice as the situation changes

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.