Updated 18th May 2020
Information on how to keep safe
The up-to-date Government guidance for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in England is to:
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
- Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
The lockdown rules continues in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
However, there is a slight change in Scotland. As from Monday 11 May the cap on daily exercise was removed, permitting exercise outdoors more than once per day.
People in Scotland are still encouraged to exercise safely by staying close to their homes and maintaining a two-metre distance from others.
The government adult social care guidance continues, relating to protecting the most vulnerable (adults and children) against COVID-19 by minimising all interaction between those who are extremely vulnerable and others. This includes those who are at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers.
This guidance advises you to:
- Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
- Do not meet others, even friends or family.
- You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
Please note – information and guidance are changing from day to day and you will need to check the government news website regularly for up-to-date information.