Coronavirus (COVID-19) -
Guidance and Support (copied from GOV.UK)

Staying safe outside your home - 11/5/2020

All of us, as customers, visitors, employees and employers need to make changes to lower the risk of transmission of the virus. The government has consulted with its scientific advisers to establish the principles that will determine these changes.

1. Keep your distance from people outside your household
Whilst recognising this will not always be possible, it is important to be aware that the risk of infection increases the closer you are to another person with the virus, and the amount of time you spend in close contact with them. Public Health England recommends trying to keep 2 metres away from people as a precaution.

2. Keep your hands and face as clean as possible
Wash your hands often using soap and water, and dry them thoroughly. Where available, use sanitiser outside your home, especially as you enter a building and after you have had contact with surfaces. Avoid touching your face.

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4. Avoid being face-to-face with people if they are outside your household
You are at higher risk of being directly exposed to respiratory droplets (released by talking or coughing) when you are within 2m of someone and have face-to-face contact with them. You can lower the risk of infection if you stay side-to-side rather than facing someone.

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6. Avoid crowds
You can lower the risks of transmission by reducing the number of people you come into close contact with.

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8. Wash your clothes regularly
There is some evidence that the virus can stay on fabrics for a few days.

9. Keep indoor places well ventilated
Evidence suggests that the virus is less likely to be passed on in well-ventilated buildings & outdoors.

10. Face coverings
If you can, wear a face covering in an enclosed space where social distancing isn’t possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Evidence suggests that wearing a face covering does not protect you. However, if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms, it may provide some protection for others you come into close contact with. A face covering is not the same as the surgical masks or respirators used by healthcare and other workers as part of personal protective equipment.

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