Coronavirus latest information and advice

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms. Can be found on the following website:-

The regulations have been put in place to reduce the risk of further human-to-human transmission in this country by keeping individuals in isolation where public health professionals believe there is a reasonable risk an individual may have the virus.


The government has issued clinical guidance for the detection and diagnosis of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and infection prevention and control.

Please follow this advice.

Caring is sharing !

Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile.

Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding.

Volunteer today, make a difference.

Staying safe from the coronavirus

Fortunately, public health officials in many countries, including the US, have put measures in place to help prevent further spread of the virus. These measures include health screenings at major airports in the US for people traveling from Wuhan. In China, travel restrictions are in effect.

With information changing so quickly and every news report about the virus seeming to raise the stakes, you may be wondering how worried you should be.

Basic infectious disease principles are key to curbing the spread of this virus. Wash your hands regularly. Cover coughs and sneezes with your inner elbow. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands. Stay home from work or school if you have a fever. Stay away from people who have signs of a respiratory tract infection, such as runny nose, coughing, and sneezing.

Stay safe !

The Big Sort – Save your Christmas cards for Cobalt

It's another bumper year for our Christmas card recycling collection  at Mears  Head office, Gloucester.

It may come as no surprise with the emergence of technology, instant messaging services and email we are still writing so many greeting cards.

Recycling cards is a really simple way of helping to put Christmas cards to a positive use after the festive season. The cards will be recycled, so less paper will end up in landfill.

We are delighted that due to this success we will be continuing to run a card recycling scheme ALL year!

Thank  you Linda Thomas from Cobalthealth for collecting the cards.

Cobalt was founded in 1964 by Dr Fred Hanna, who launched a public appeal along with other doctors at Cheltenham General Hospital to build a radiotherapy unit (Cobalt Unit) in Cheltenham, as the nearest at the time was 50 miles away in Bristol.

Each year Cobalt provides diagnostic imaging for over 65,000 patients at their Imaging Centres in Cheltenham and Birmingham and through their fleet of six mobile MRI scanners that travel throughout the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and beyond. They invests in equipment, research and education, to ensure everyone has access to the best medical imaging for their diagnosis.