Government guidance and advice
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- Stay at home as much as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with other people
- Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- Wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
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Around 2.2 million people with severe health conditions have been following shielding guidance from the Government.
Update on the changes from 6 July to the guidance for those Shielding
Face coverings must be worn on public transport and from the 24 July 2020 in shops and supermarkets.
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