Coronavirus in Preston facts: Government release 'key workers' list - Plus Covid-19 facts, life-hacks and health advice
As the coronavirus epidemic continues to sweep across Preston and the rest of the UK, we will be bringing you all the latest news and advice from across the city.
This morning the Government has published a list of "key workers" whose children will continue to be cared for at school amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Here is the full list as published this morning by the GovernmentIn the meantime, here is all the latest information from across the region along with some helpful advice.
What are the latest coronavirus numbers for Lancashire and the North West?
There are now 187 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the North West as of Thursday (March 19).
The latest figures from Public Health England show that there are a total of 2,626 confirmed cases in the UK today.
As updates from the the government and local authorities continue to flood news and social media channels, here you can find answers to all your questions in one place.
Below are links to live breaking news, advice and stories helping you to make sense of the unprecedented situation.
LIVE NEWS>>> You can keep up-to-date with the latest in our daily blog.
Here are a selection of articles answering some of the most common questions around Covid-19:
These are the signs and symptoms of the Covid-19 coronavirus strainThis is how long it takes for someone with Coronavirus to start showing symptomsThe NHS approved handwashing technique explained: how to stop the spread of coronavirus by washing your handsHere's what 'self-isolating' means, and what to do if there's a chance you could have coronavirusAre people with a specific blood type more vulnerable to Covid-19Here's how long restrictions are expected to last as UK tightens measures against Covid-19
If you currently self-isolating, here is some life hacks to get you through:
Here are the products you can and can't freeze - from milk to cheese and vegSky Sports reveal customers can pause subscription without chargeMcDonald's to close all restaurant seating areas to become takeawaysThese are the supermarkets offering online delivery - and if food delivery slots are available
These articles may be useful if you have underlying health conditions:
Is it safe to take ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medication if you have coronavirus? Here’s what you need to knowWho is high risk for coronavirus? From asthma to diabetes - the underlying conditions that make you more vulnerable to Covid-19Can you get coronavirus twice? This is how long you are immune after recoveringThese are the changes to opening hours and services to help over-70s during coronavirus pandemic