Let’s all do our bit and do Ruddington proud
- Follow the latest Government advice. That means staying at home for all but the most essential outings. Do take light exercise once a day if you can, however.
- Self-isolate for 7 days if you develop symptoms. If someone you live with has symptoms, stay at home for 14 days and a further 7 if you then develop symptoms yourself.
- Self-isolate if you have a health condition that puts you at a higher risk, or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone with symptoms.
- Visit 111.nhs.uk for the latest advice if you develop symptoms.
- Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, using soap or anti-bacterial hand wash. Always wash your hands before and after going out, before preparing food or after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Maintain a 2m distance from other people when you go out.
- Stay in touch with family and friends. Use the phone, send emails, write letters and use Skype, What’s App, Facebook Messenger or Zoom for video calls.
- Look after your neighbours. If someone you know is elderly, vulnerable or self-isolating, give them a call or drop a postcard through their door and offer to help. You can also point them to the Community Response Team.
- Be selfish. That means no social gatherings with anyone you don’t live with, no going out unless you have to, and NO PANIC BUYING! If everyone shops sensibly, there’ll be plenty to go around. Stockpiling and hoarding means other people will go without – often those who are most in need.
- Call 111 if you develop a persistent cough and/or a high fever. Visit 111.nhs.uk instead for advice and self-isolate for 7 days. If your symptoms get worse, it’s then OK to call 111. Don’t go to your GP, pharmacy or a hospital, and don’t call 999 unless it’s an emergency.
- Go to work if you can work from home. Of course, this isn’t possible for everyone. But where it is, your employer must make any necessary arrangements, such as remote access to IT systems and software, to enable home working.
- Touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you’ve just washed your hands. If you cough or sneeze, use a tissue and throw it away afterwards. Sneeze into your arm if you don’t have a tissue.