You must stay at home – that’s the latest coronavirus statement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson as of Monday March 23, 2020
You should not leave your house apart from to:
Exercise once a day, alone or with members of your household
Buy essential supplies (but as infrequently as possible)
See to a medical need, provide care or help a vulnerable person
Travel to and from work (only if your work cannot be done from home)
Parks will still be open for exercise, but playgrounds will be closed and gatherings will be dispersed.
Schools are now closed, although the children of of key workers (such as those who work in healthcare) and vulnerable children will still be able to attend. For more clarification, see the Government’s guidance, here.
So what should you do if you feel ill?
Only call 111 if your condition deteriorates. If you can use the internet to access 111 then do. This frees up the phones for the elderly and those who aren’t online.
Don’t visit your doctor – phone them instead
Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
If you can, stay in a room (by yourself if possible) with good ventilation and a window that opens
Stay at least two metres away from relatives if you can
Use a seperate bathroom (if possible)
Sleep alone (if possible)
You can use your own garden, but don’t go for a walk
We have created some pages to really help you in this time – we have a page FOR THE KIDS with lots of resources, a suggested daily schedule, 101 ideas for what to do with kids at home and loads more.
We’ve also created a page FOR PARENTS this includes all sorts from practical things like meals and home delivery – to looking after your mental health and some humour too. If you’re pregnant or have a newborn baby then remember to check out the great local people who are offering virtual classes for you HERE.