The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to act like we’ve got it and stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
To help save lives you must stay home and only go outside for food, health reasons, daily exercise or to work – but only if you cannot work from home. We are following government advice on open spaces which includes our gardens and open spaces on our housing estates. These remain open for exercise only and will remain open if used responsibly.
We are reminding everyone to stay at least 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people if you must go out and follow the rules for social distancing. These rules also apply when using lifts. If your building has a lift and you need to use it, please do not share it with residents outside of your own household.
You may have to wait a little longer than usual but it’s important to help stop the spread of coronavirus that you stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people whilst waiting in communal areas and using lifts.
If you or someone you live with have symptoms of coronavirus, use the NHS 111 online (opens new window) coronavirus service to find out what to do. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For medical emergencies dial 999.
Anyone can get coronavirus and anyone can spread coronavirus. Act like you’ve got it, and stay home to help protect the NHS and frontline staff working to save lives.