We have been getting more reports from young people that some people are not following the Government’s rules around isolation and social distancing during the current Coronavirus pandemic. We have also been asked by some of our young people if they can have friends to visit or if they can go there…… So to prevent further confusion we thought we would make a simple list of Do’s and Don’ts for you all to follow:
- Stay at home with only those who live with you.
- Only shop for basic essentials, this should be done as little as possible and alone (couples can shop together if this is absolutely necessary however it is best to go alone if you can)
- You can leave your house once a day to exercise this could be a walk, a run, a cycle etc but this must be done alone or with other members of your household ONLY. NO BODY ELSE.
- You can travel to and from work but only if you are unable to work from home i.e. if you are a keyworker.
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze.
- Remain at least 2m apart from others when out exercising or getting essentials.
- DO NOT meet up with others outside of your household including friends and family.
- DO NOT let other people inside your home this includes friends and family.
- Do not stand closer than 2m to others when you are out for daily exercise or collecting essentials.
- If you are usually well and display symptoms of the virus DO NOT go to the hospital or your GP- self isolate at home (this means not going out at all not even for exercise or essential shopping) and follow the self care advice on the NHS 111 site.
In addition to the Do’s and Don’ts we must stress that it doesn’t matter if you don’t have the virus or show any symptoms you MUST adhere to the rules, we have been told a number of times ‘but I don’t have it’ it really does not matter you can still become infected or spread the virus.
We hope this is helpful, we are really trying not to appear to be lecturing anyone we just want to share the information and keep all of the young people that come to Silx safe and well.
Don’t forget youth workers are here for you all during this difficult time for us all and you can contact us via phone, text, email, facebook, instagram and twitter.
Take care and stay safe.