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Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus 

Below are the current instructions and advice from the UK government (as of 30 March). It doesn’t cover everything and may be out of date — please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest information 

Everyone should:

  • Stay at home except for shopping for essentials, medical needs (including helping a vulnerable person), travelling to and from work (only if you can’t work from home) and one form of exercise per day.
  • Keep your distance - stay at least 2 metres from other people, except for those who live with you.
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly (for 20 seconds), especially just before and immediately after leaving your home.
  • Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Discard the tissue and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

If you think you (or someone in your household) has coronavirus:

Symptoms include a fever and a new, continuous cough
  • If you have symptoms you must not leave your home for any reason other than for daily exercise for 7 days from when symptoms started.
  • Everyone else in your household must not leave home for any reason other than for daily exercise for 14 days from when the symptoms started.

If you are in a vulnerable group

If you are pregnant or over 70 and don’t have underlying health conditions, you are strongly advised to stay at home and, if possible, reduce your contact with people outside your household to zero.

If you are in an “extremely vulnerable” group

This means people with specific underlying health conditions such as certain cancers, severe asthma and COPD, solid organ transplant recipients — see the full list at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

The current advice is that you must not leave your home for any reason. You should have been contacted by the NHS to offer support. If you think you qualify for this support but haven’t been contacted, visit www.gov.uk/ coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

LFCA can help with practical support while you are self-isolating