Coronavirus: How to help safely

Across the UK people are playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation.


Coronavirus: How to help safely EASY READ

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The most important thing you can do to fight coronavirus is stay at home. This will protect the NHS and save lives.

You can leave the house to help someone who needs looking after. Even when you are doing this, you need to do so safely. Minimise the time you spend outside of home and make sure you are 2 metres (6 feet) apart from anyone outside of your household.

Published 26 March 2020
Last updated 23 April 2020 + show all updates
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