Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.



The most important thing we can all do in fighting coronavirus is to stay alert. We must control the spread of the virus, in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Published 11 May 2020
Last updated 31 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated

  2. Guidance updated to reflect the latest government guidance on staying alert and safe.

  3. Staying alert guidance updated in line with today's announcements.

  4. Updated to reflect changes to guidance.

  5. Updated to reflect changes that come in on 4 July.

  6. New guidance added.

  7. Updated with information on support bubbles.

  8. Updated to reflect latest announcements.

  9. Updated to reflect the change in government policy from 1 June.

  10. Updated to reflect new guidance.

  11. Addition of link to NHS Testing and Tracing.

  12. Addition of text 'You should be prepared to remove your face covering if asked to do so by police officers and staff for the purposes of identification.'

  13. First published.