Shropshire Council

Self care

Keep protecting yourself and others from Flu and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Flu is unpredictable. You can prevent the spread of the virus by covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and you can wash your hands frequently or use hand gels to reduce the risk of picking up the virus.

But the best way to avoid catching and spreading flu is by having the vaccination before the flu season starts, which will provide you with the best protection.

More NHS information can be found here

COVID restrictions may have ended, but it's important to remember COVID-19, and other respiratory infections are still with us.  Shropshire people have made fantastic efforts to protect themselves and others, but we all still need to remain vigilant around this virus. The risk of catching COVID-19 is highest indoors and in crowded places. Together we can all continue to keep life moving:


  • get vaccinated against COVID-19 – book vaccination appointments 
  • meet people outside if possible
  • open doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside
  • limit the number of people you meet and avoid crowded places
  • wear a face covering when it's hard to stay away from other people – particularly indoors or in crowded places
  • wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day


  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NHS, visit:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the public from our website.

Staying well in winter

How to stay well in winter - Information from the NHS – visit: How to stay well in winter - NHS ( This includes tips for self-care and contains information in other formats: large print, audio, British Sign Language (BSL) and easy read.

Help from your pharmacy

Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns.

Take a look at how your pharmacy can help here: How your pharmacy can help - NHS (

NHS 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. Find out more here: When to use NHS 111 - NHS (

Life threatening emergencies

Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk. Read more here: When to call 999 - NHS (

Live well with your library

Visit your library today and find new ways to relax and enjoy life. Take a look at this flyer for more information.