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Coronavirus is spread in sneeze or cough droplets. To infect you, it has to get from an infected person’s nose or mouth into your eyes, nose or mouth. This can be direct or indirect (on hands, objects, surfaces).

Keep this in mind. It will help you remember all the things you need to do to protect yourself and others from the virus.

Be responsible, be safe

As public health restrictions are lifted, proper hand washing, respiratory hygiene and social distancing are even more important.

We are still at risk of a large surge of infection. Everyone should use their judgement and follow the advice below to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Try and limit the number of people you meet with outside of your home and the time you spend with them.

You should:

  • wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and other indoor settings – this is the law, you may be fined or refused entry if you don’t wear one
  • work from home if possible – if you cannot work from home, keep 2 metres apart from other people
  • avoid crowded places as much as possible – leave a location if social distancing becomes difficult.
  • only use public transport for essential journeys – walk or cycle instead, if you can
  • avoid places where you can’t keep 2 metres apart from other people, where possible
  • wear a face covering when visiting people aged 70 or over, or other vulnerable people – be sure to practice social distancing for their safety

You can:

  • meet people indoors or outdoors for social gatherings, but keep at least 2 metres apart – read more information about having visitors.
  • attend medical appointments, collect medicine or other health products
  • exercise outdoors or indoors in gyms and sports clubs while following public health advice
  • visit outdoor spaces, playgrounds and tourism sites, where you can keep at least 2 metres apart from other people