For the past 4 months, much of the world has been brought to a standstill by a novel coronavirus which can affect the lungs and airways. For many this has resulted in a new illness called COVID-19. The UK Government has instituted a lockdown on the entire country, with citizens instructed to remain at home and to go out as little as possible. The exceptions to this order are key workers who are required to work within the NHS, Transport system, schools, supermarkets and other businesses considered to be necessary for the minimum functioning of society.
The NHS has issued the following advice.
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave your home for very limited purposes:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
See full NHS advice via this link – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The above is provided as a public service.
UK Government Coronavirus Information – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus