How to stop coronavirus spreading

There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other:

  • Wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face – wear a face covering in enclosed spaces, unless exempt
  • Make space – stay at least two metres apart, or one metre with a face covering or other precautions
  • Let fresh air into your home – to reduce the risk of infection by over 70 per cent as coronavirus particles can linger in spaces with no fresh air. Experts advise opening the windows for 10 to 15 minutes regularly or leaving windows slightly open continuously (but make sure you close and lock them if leaving the house.)

New government film on ventilating your home

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test and stay at home