GUIDANCE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR EVERYONE IN THE UK

GUIDANCE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR EVERYONE IN THE UK

On 23 March the government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All businesses and premises outlined at gov.uk  should be closed.

The government has prepared guidance for everyone, including children about social distancing. We should all reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and stay at home.

What is social distancing?
Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. 

They are to:

– Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough;
– Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible;
– Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information;
– Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together;
– Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media;
– Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services;
– Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable;
– We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you: are over 70, have an underlying health condition, are pregnant.

This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks.

You can also go for a walk or exercise outdoors once a day if you stay more than 2 metres from others. Please wash your hands often.

Source and more information available at gov.uk.

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