Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering in enclosed spaces and stay at least 2 metres apart from others.
As winter approaches and the risk of other viruses rises, the Government launches a new campaign, ‘Hands. Face. Space.’ urging the public to continue to follow 3 simple steps to control the Covid-19 infection rates and avoid a second peak.
3 simple steps
3 easy steps everyone must follow to help stop coronavirus spreading:
- Wash your hands: keep washing your hands regularly
- Cover your face: wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
- Make space: stay at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions
There are helpful resources and information available for those who are exempt from wearing a face mask.
Help control the virus
Leader of Epping Forest District Council, Councillor Chris Whitbread said:
Washing your hands, covering your face and giving people space are rules everyone should have been following for many months; so, there is no excuses to not do it now. Following these rules will keep others, including your loved ones, safe. Anyone, regardless of age, is at risk of catching and passing on the Covid-19 virus.
Now that schools have reopened and our high streets are becoming busier, the ‘Hands. Face. Space’ guidance is vital to help control the virus and stop it spreading, so we avoid another local lockdown.
Recent changes for social distancing
From Monday 14 September, you must not meet in groups of more than 6 people from different households.
This new rule will be enforced by police and other enforcement officers who can issue penalties to anyone who does not comply.
Anyone organising a gathering, such as a rave or house party, with more than 30 people could be fined £10,000.
Visit the Gov.uk website for more information about the recent changes
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