Social distancing for everyone

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Prof Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England

“Your action will save somebody’s life – it is as simple and as stark as that.”

For more information about social distancing for everyone, including children, and protecting older people and vulnerable people go to:…/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing

There are translations in Arabic, French, Polish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Welsh.

General advice to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus and help you look after your family and friends includes:

  • washing your hands more often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitiser when you get home or into work, when you blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms
  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your hands
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home