Information & Awareness

Stay alert, control the virus, save lives.

Social distancing rules remain in England and it’s important to stay at home as much as you can to control the virus. This means, if you do go out, avoid public transport where possible and keep your distance to 2m from other people.

However, new guidance means you can now leave home to spend time in open public spaces more than once a day, with no time limit and for a wider range of reasons. This is because the risk of infection outside is significantly lower than inside.

This means you can;

  • take more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise
  • sit in the sun or eat outside in your local park
  • drive to outdoor open spaces, irrespective of distance
  • play team games with members of your own household
  • exercise with up to one person from outside your household (at a 2m distance)
  • go to a garden centre or work on a public allotment

Ensure you continue to wash your hands regularly, for 20 seconds, with soap and water, especially when you arrive back home.

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