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Below is a condensed version of the official guidelines released by the Government.


We hope that the simpler and briefer bullet points will make it easier to understand the current situation and guidelines.

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Advice on Current Guidelines

As the UK exits phase one of the Government’s response, where the Government has sought to contain, delay, research and mitigate, the current advice from the Government is:

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly

  • cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces

  • make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

  • If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.




For current information on what you can and cannot do, visit here.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Clinically vulnerable people should continue to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their households, but do not need to be shielded

  • Such people are strongly advised to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact, continuing to practise social distancing as proactively as they have been for the past two months

  • Those currently shielding those are advised that they can go outside once a day, with their household or, if they live alone, to meet one other person at a two-metre distance, GPs will provide notification and advice

  • Those shielding should not go out to work, to shop or visit friends in their homes

  • People who are classed as “extremely clinically vulnerable” have not seen restrictions lifted and must continue to shield themselves

Advice on Staying Safe:

  • Keep your distance from people outside your household

  • Keep your hands and face as clean as possible

  • Avoid being face to face with people if they are outside your household

  • Avoid crowds

  • Wash your clothes regularly, with a special focus on what you have worn in public

  • Keep indoor places well ventilated to reduce transmission

  • Wear a face-covering in an enclosed space where social distancing isn’t possible

As we ease restrictions, treat everything with a slight caution as if the other person might be an invisible carrier. The risk is always present​

Please always and follow the latest NHS Advice and Government Advice