GP's in Jersey are sending out thousands of rescue packs to patients for them to use if they develop the symptoms of coronavirus.
They will include an advice sheet as well as a prescription for antibiotics, steroids or an inhaler with a spacer depending on the patients conditions.
So far 17,000 islanders have been selected to receive the packs.
They will be sent to:
- People over the age of 80
- People with respiratory problems
- People with cardiovascular problems
It follows the advice of Dr Ivan Muscat who recommended that GP's work to reduce the chance of patients developing a secondary bacterial pneumonia.