How to Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus – Latest Recommendations
- If you or anyone in your house has a high temperature or a continuous cough (that is, a sustained cough that does not stop quickly in a normal manner) then you should stay at home for 14 days.
- In such an eventuality, you should not go out, even to buy food or essential household items. You should ask an uninfected person to do your shopping instead.
- If you need to go out for exercise keep at a safe distance from others (this is usually defined as 6 feet away).
- If you are absolutely compelled to go shopping you must limit your social contact as much as possible.
- Avoid unnecessary social contact and unnecessary travel.
- Work at home if possible.
- Stay away from places of social interaction – including pubs, clubs, cinemas, restaurants, and public gatherings.
- Only use the NHS if unavoidable.
- Practise thorough handwashing when appropriate. See https://www.government-online.net/coronavirus-prevention-advice-on-handwashing/ for additional guidance.
These measures WILL save lives.
Below is the latest statement from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, addressing these issues.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock updated Parliament on the significant steps taken to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).