We’ve been requested to pass on the additional measures announced by the Government yesterday. Please read and follow this advice.
The first two paragraphs are worth repeating in this post:
It is important to reduce the risk of further spread of the infection.
Self-isolate: People are now being asked to stay at home if they have ‘flu-like symptoms (for example, fever, cough and so on) regardless of travel or contact history.
Social Interactions: Reduce interactions with people outside the workplace as much as possible.
All citizens are required to:
- avoid crowded places
- increase interpersonal distance (ideally separation of at least 2 metres, not shaking hands, avoiding communal sleeping areas)
- when in crowded settings, people should practice personal protective measures as they usually do (for example, frequent hand hygiene, avoid touching eyes/nose/mouth)
Protective self-separation is recommended for a person who is at high-risk of severe illness from COVID-19, when the virus is circulating in their community.
These groups include:
- all people aged 75 years and over
- people (adults and children) with long-term medical conditions including people with cardiac and respiratory conditions
- people whose immune system is impaired due to disease or treatment including cancer patients
- patients with any condition that can compromise respiratory function
- residents of nursing homes and other long-stay settings (including disability, mental health and older persons services)
- all over 50-year olds within the specialist disability health services
- all people in the specialist disability health services with an underlying health condition