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Who needs to stay at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic?

The Prime Minister set out clear instructions for this. The single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

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.

Advice for people who are classed as ‘extremely vulnerable’

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:

  • Strictly avoid contact with anyone who is displaying symptoms of Covid-19. These symptoms include a high temperature and/or a new and continuous cough.
  • Not attend any gatherings. This includes gatherings of friends and families in private spaces, for example, family homes, weddings and religious services.
  • Not go out for shopping, leisure or travel and, when arranging food or medication deliveries, these should be left at the door to minimise contact.
  • Ensure that you keep in touch with other people using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media.
  • Ensure that you use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services.

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.

We do understand that self-isolation or social distancing can be hard

Why not try our tips to help you here

Remember, we are also here if you need help or advice. Please do call us on 01257 472 900 or email info@my-life.org.uk.

Who needs to stay at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic?

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