STAY AT HOME
Everyone must stay at home to help to the spread of coronavirus. Failure to do so puts lives at risk unnecessarily.
You can only go out for the following reasons:
- shopping for necessities (for example for food or medicine) as infrequently as possible
- one form of exercise per day (i.e. run, walk or cycle) alone or with members of your household
- any medical need (including to donate blood) avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling for work purposes only if you cannot work from home
You must still maintain a distance of 2 meters apart from anyone outside of household, and keep time spent outside to a minimum.
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
If you have symptoms you must self-isolate for 7 days.
After 7 days:
- if you do not have a high temperature, you no longer need to self-isolate
- if you still have a high temperature, keep self-isolating until your temperature returns to normal
IF SOMEONE YOU LIVE WITH HAS SYMPTOMS
If a member of your household develops symptoms then every member of the household must self-isolate for 14 days from when symptoms started.
If more than one person at home has symptoms you must self-isolate for 14 days from the date the first person developed symptoms.
If you develop symptoms, self-isolate for 7 days from when your symptoms start, even if this means self-isolating for more than 14 days.
If you do not get symptoms, you can stop self-isolating after 14 days.
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS AND LIVE WITH A VULNERABLE PERSON
If you live with someone aged over 70, who has a long-term condition,is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to arrange for them to stay with friends or family for 14 days.
Is this is not possible, make sure to keep 2 meters away from each other and try not to share a bed if possible.
ISOLATION NOTE FOR YOUR EMPLOYER
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, or live with someone who does please follow this link to the service at nhs.uk.
LETTERS TO AT-RISK GROUPS
All letters to high-risk patients have been sent out centrally by NHS England; they are not sent by us.
Practices have been instructed to await guidance from NHS England before identifying further patients.
REDUCING THE SPREAD OF INFECTION IN YOUR HOME
- wash your hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- coughs and sneezes must be covered - cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (NOT your hands)
- put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands straight afterwards
- clean objects you frequently use using your regular cleaning products (door handles, kettles, and especially phones)
- clean a shared bathroom in your home after you have used it (for example by wiping down sufaces you have touched)
- do not share towels, including hand towels and tea towels
ADVICE FOR PARENTS
Click here for advice for parents during coronavirus.