Latest advice from Public Health England: –
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- You may now visit with up to 6 people from different households whilst keeping social distancing measures in place. Single people may now meet up with one other household without social distancing – this is known as a social ‘bubble’. Click here for further information.
- When you go out, try to keep your distance from people you don’t live with – stay at least 2m (3 steps) apart.
- Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.
- Wear a face-covering at all times in shops, supermarkets, taxis, on public transport and in hospitals and other clinical practices. In restaurants you may remove your face-covering once you have are seated at your table.
Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms and book a test via the NHS.
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
Other measures you must continue to take include:
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds, and use soap and hot water.
- Particularly remember to wash your hands after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas or travelling on public transport.
- Promote the Catch it, Bin it, Kill it We can all reduce the spread of all germs when we cough or sneeze, by covering mouths and noses with a tissue, or a sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately in a closed bin
- Keep up to date with information from trusted sources – like these:
- Public Health England – five things you can do to protect yourself and your community
- For updates see the NHS dedicated Coronavirus webpage