If you have a long-term health-condition and/or are over the age of seventy, there are several steps you may wish to take to reduce the risk of getting the virus. You may wish to think about avoiding crowds or busy places.
Social distancing can help to slow down and reduce the risk of infection – try to keep at least two metres away from others. We recommend you isolate if you have received a shielding letter from the NHS.
- Avoid looking after children or grandchildren as they can sometimes carry viruses
- Avoid traveling in rush hour on public transport
- Order your shopping and prescriptions online rather than going to the supermarket or pharmacy
- Cover your mouth with a scarf when outside the home