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COVID-19 is no excuse for abuse
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When it is safe to do so call:
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Stay At Home
This advice is intended for:
- people with symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus, and do not require hospital treatment, who must remain at home until they are well
- those living in households with someone who shows symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus
This guidance is for everyone, including children. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers.
Self-isolation helps stop coronavirus spreading
Do not leave your home if you have symptoms of coronavirus or live with someone who does.
If you are self-isolating, you must:
- not leave your home for any reason, other than to exercise once a day – but stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people
- not go out to buy food or collect medicine – order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home
- not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.
See the NHS guidance to find out the best way to wash your hands.
Wash your hands, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
To stop the spread of germs, focus your efforts on cleaning areas in the house where germs are more likely to spread, such as the kitchen and toilet.
Use either soap and hot water to rinse the germs away, or a disinfectant to kill them.
Make sure you dry surfaces such as worktops and chopping boards thoroughly after cleaning.
- Keep your shopping trips to the minimum – 1 main shop per week
- Support local shops – combine shopping with your one exercise walk per day
- Respect shopping hours for healthcare workers and the vulnerable
- Respect all shop staff
- Wipe your basket / trolley with an antisceptic wipe (if not done by the shop)
- Shop alone, not in groups (many shops will only allow one person)
- Stay 2 metres away from other customers and staff (many shops now have floor marking to help you keep your distance)
- Use an antisceptic wipe to open fridge / freezer doors
- Only buy the essential things you need
- Use delivery services where possible.