Let's do it for Lancashire - keep adhering to the rulesPublished Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Whilst lockdown restrictions continue to ease, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still here. It’s more important now more than ever to stick to the guidance to keep the infection rate down.
There are still measures that you need to take and remember when out and about:
- Meeting friends - you are able to meet indoors in groups of up to two households (anyone in your support bubble counts as one household). This includes inviting people from one household into your home or visiting the home of someone else with members of your own household. You should continue to maintain social distancing with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble when doing so.You can meet in groups of up to six people who you do not live with or who are not in your support bubble, but only outdoors.
- Social distancing is key - as we get the chance to go out and about more, and meet friends and loved ones, we must abide by social distancing. That means keeping our distance from people not in our households or our "bubbles".
- Wash your hands! Regular thorough hand-washing for 20 seconds is something we can all do to combat the virus. It's simple and effective.
- Wear a face covering - you must wear a face covering at all times on public transport, inside shops, when visiting takeaways or when attending a hospital as a visitor or outpatient. From 8 August, the rules on face coverings will be extended to other indoor settings where you're likely to come into contact with people you do not normally meet such as museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship. You can see the full list of exemptions and how to make your own face covering on the Government's website.
- Stay at home if you have symptoms - and don't be a contact
Although restrictions are being lifted, you should still try to avoid contact with people as much as possible. If you have a new cough, a fever, or have lost your sense of smell or taste, stay at home and get a test. If you're contacted by NHS Test and Trace because one of your contacts is displaying symptoms, you must follow the advice they give you. If you follow the guidance, you won't be a contact - and you won't need to go into isolation.