Social Distancing – what you need to do

Coronaviruses can spread when people with the virus have close, sustained contact with people who are not infected. We should all take social distancing measures to reduce social interaction between people and help reduce the transmission of COVID-19
Social Distancing Checklist infographic

Social Distancing Steps

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

They are to:

  1. Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
  2. Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible
  3. Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information
  4. Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
  5. Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
  6. Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services.

Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable.

The government strongly advises the public to follow the above measures as much as they can and to significantly limit face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly people who:

  • are over 70
  • have an underlying health condition
  • are pregnant.

For more information go to (Public health matters blog: Coronavirus - what you need to know).

You can contact Healthwatch Hillingdon from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday if you need any advice and guidance:

01895 272 997

07957667776 (SMS only)

Or you can use the form on the Contact us page.

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