How should you protect yourself?
The best way to avoid becoming infected with coronavirus is to stay at home.
The UK government has ordered everyone to remain inside their own homes for at least three weeks.
You should only leave the house to buy basic necessities – food and medicine – or for one form of exercise a day.
You can also go outside if you need medical help, or to help a vulnerable person, or if you’re travelling to and from work.
Only key workers should be travelling to work, with the majority expected to remain at home.
To stop the coronavirus spreading, it’s also important to wash your hands with soap regularly, for at least 20 seconds. If water isn’t available, you can use a hand sanitiser gel.
If you do leave the house, wash your hands as soon as you return.
Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and then immediately put the tissue into a bin.
Published at Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:36:00 +0000