People must stay at home and can only go out for food, health reasons or work (if this absolutely cannot be done from home).
If you do have to go out for one of these reasons, stay 2m (6ft) away from people and wash your hands as soon as you get home. If you want to get fresh air and exercise you should do this close to your home, or in your garden, if you have one.
If you are classed as ‘extremely vulnerable’ you will have received a letter from the NHS informing you that you that you must not leave your house.
If you are seen to be ‘extremely vulnerable’ you should minimise all non-essential contact with other people who live with you. This is to protect those who are at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 from coming into contact with the virus.
The government say that you must also:
This advice will be in place for at least 12 weeks from the day you receive your letter.
If you have received a letter telling you that you are classed as ‘extremely vulnerable,’ or if you believe you fall into this category, you can register on the government website for extra support. You can register yourself, or do this on behalf of someone else, here.
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