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Staying Safe and Well

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  • The first and most important thing is to keep yourself and others well. You should always follow government guidance on staying safe. You can check what to do by listening to BBC news on the TV or radio, or in your newspaper, or online.
  • Put signs up around the house as reminders, for example a sign in the kitchen to remind you to wash your hands, or a sign on the front door to stay three steps (two metres) away from people when you go out. If you cough or sneeze, catch it in your elbow or a tissue then throw the tissue away.
  • Wear a face covering in shops, on public transport and in other enclosed public spaces, unless there’s a good reason why you can’t.
  • Try to have your food shopping delivered to your home. Many local shops will take a telephone order or, if you have access to the internet, you can order online.
  • Seek and accept help from trustworthy sources. Your council can put you in touch with local volunteer groups, just give them a call or visit their website.
  • If you’re not feeling well, a health professional should be able to organise support from the NHS volunteer service.
  • Keep up all your usual safety measures, such as locking doors or wearing a pendant alarm in case you fall. Don’t give cash or your bank card to anyone you don’t know, and never give out personal details over the phone.