Importance of social distancing as we exit lock-down (COVID-19)

Importance of social distancing as we exit lock-down (COVID-19)

As we begin to explore the steps for exiting lock down it is crucial we follow Public Health advice on social distancing and respiratory and personal hygiene. The more shops, establishments and facilities we are able to visit the higher the risk of our exposure to viral spread; particularly in enclosed spaces with asymptomatic carriers.

As the Chief Minister has said “In order to keep the virus at bay, to stop THE RETURN OF THE VIRUS, we must be able to come out of our homes once again, but to do so observing the rules of social distancing.”(Press Conference, May 4th).

Ensure you are aware of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Avoid contact with anyone who seems unwell. If you develop any symptoms yourself return home immediately and call 111 for advice.