The Government has issued some very clear advice on how to keep safe. Whilst young people do not seem to be affected by the virus in the same way older people, or those with existing illnesses are, we are still seeing young people having to go to hospital, and in some rare cases, young people have died. Please stay safe, not just for you but for your family and any elderly relatives you may have who need to be protected.
You must try to stay indoors. Get some fresh air in your garden if possible, and if not try and exercise alone or with members of your household, on a walk or jog perhaps. Do not gather with friends. Police are issuing fines and breaking up gatherings so it’s important you do what is asked of you at this time.
Government guidance around social distancing is available here.
If you, or a family member begins to feel unwell, do not leave your home. If you experience any the following symptoms you must stay indoors:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.