Social distancing advice and changes to everyday life because of coronavirus
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
Social Distancing: What you need to do
Advice about how you can stop the spread of coronavirus by avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing)
To stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you should try to avoid close contact with anyone you do not live with.
This is called social distancing.
Stay at home as much as possible
It’s very important to stay at home as much as possible. There are only a few specific reasons to leave your home, including:
- for work, if you cannot work from home
- going to shops to get things like food and medicine, or to collect things you’ve ordered
- to exercise or spend time outdoors
- for any medical reason, to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape risk of harm, provide care or help a vulnerable person
When outside your home, it’s important to try to stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with.
How to stop the infection spreading
There are also other things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and other people getting ill with coronavirus.
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- if you can, wear something that covers your nose and mouth when it’s hard to stay away from people, such as on public transport – see staying safe outside your home on GOV.UK
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Click below for the full information from NHS:
How to get medical help from home
Find out how you can get medical help and prescriptions online or over the phone while you’re staying at home.
While everyone is being told to stay at home, it can be hard to know what to do if you’re unwell. It’s still important to get medical help if you need it.
There are ways to get medical help and prescriptions online or over the phone.
If you’re advised to go to hospital, it’s important to go. Keep going to any appointments you usually have, unless you’re told not to.
Click on the link below for the full information from NHS:
The contents of this post are from the NHS Website relating to Coronavirus.