Maintaining social distancing despite vaccination

March 19, 2021

The rollout of the vaccine is well under way and the Government have announced a 4 stage plan to return back to normality on June 21st. Many are feeling a sense of relief and security knowing that they are vaccinated or soon to be vaccinated, and life will soon be how it once was. However, the pandemic is not over yet, and it is vital that we all continue to play our part to reduce transmission.

This includes:

  1. Washing our hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If you are out making any essential journeys or have to travel for work, carrying hand sanitizer with you is good practice in the absence of soap and water.
  2. Wearing our masks indoors. This is the law and there is an exemption for disabilities. If you do not have a disability, please ensure you are wearing a mask when in enclosed spaces such as public transport and supermarkets.
  3. Social distancing. Ensure you are keeping your distance from others. The current guidance is maintain at least a metre between yourself and others, but 2 metres if you can. Most indoor places are using markers on the floor to help people social distance.

If you need to self-isolate, you MUST stay inside your home until you’re no longer at risk of passing Covid-19 on. That means:

  • Do not leave home to go to work
  • Do not go to the supermarket
  • Do not go out to exercise

Following this guidance is important to reduce the transmission of this virus and ensure that we can return to some sense of normality on June 21st.

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