Coronavirus is still here – a reminder of what we need to doPublished Thursday, 13 August 2020
As lockdown restrictions ease, it's important to remember that Coronavirus is still here. We all have a role to play in bringing the infection rate down so that we can get back to the things we love.
There’s been lots of changes to guidance over the last few months. To help, we’ve put together a summary of what you need to know:
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.
Although restrictions are being lifted, you should still try to avoid contact with people as much as possible.
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", staying 2 metres apart where possible.
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, when attending a hospital as a visitor or outpatient and in 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 get tested - If you have a new cough, a fever, or have lost your sense of smell or taste, stay at home and get a test. Call 119 or visit nhs.uk. Testing is free and available to everyone.
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.
We are still here to help
If you are in need of support and don't have friends or family to turn to you can still get in touch with us through Wyre Together at www.wyre.gov.uk/together