SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SELF-ISOLATION – WHAT IS IT AND WHO IS IT RECOMMENDED FOR?

WHAT IS SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WHO IS IT RECOMMENDED FOR

Social distancing is recommended for EVERYONE to help us prevent the spread of the virus. It is especially for older people and vulnerable people.

We advise those people who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

This group includes those who are:

For information on social distancing measures, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

WHAT IS SELF ISOLATION AND WHO IS IT RECOMMENDED FOR

Self-isolation is recommended for:

  • people with symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus, and do not require hospital treatment, who must remain at home until they are well
  • those living in households with someone who shows symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus

For more information please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

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Important information about coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public.

Stay at home guidance

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
• your condition gets worse
• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service