Guide to social distancing

This page was last updated on 24 March 2020.

The Prime Minister has announced that everyone must now stay at home except in exceptional circumstances, to protect our NHS and save lives.

This is the single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus.

☑️ Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
☑️ Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
☑️ Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others can be found on the Government's website.

Detailed guidance about social distancing for everyone 

This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living at home, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers.

This important Government guide provides the latest Government advice about social distancing, with particular information for those who are at increased risk of severe illness - for example people over 70 years of age, those who are pregnant and those with certain underlying health conditions.