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Coronavirus Help

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What is self-isolation?

Self-isolation is when you stay at home because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Social distancing and changes to everyday life

To stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you should avoid close contact with anyone you do not live with.

NHS Test and Trace

Follow this advice if you're told by the NHS Test and Trace service that you've been in contact with a person who has coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 advice for first aiders

First aiders need to take pre-cautions when providing first aid.

Plan ahead, find an accident and emergency service near you or the area you will visit

Planning ahead for an emergency mitigates delays and improves getting emergency help.

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Travel safely during the coronavirus break (government guidelines)

You can help control coronavirus and travel safely by walking and cycling, if you can. Where this is not possible, use public transport or drive. You can also help control coronavirus by:

  • working from home where possible
  • washing or sanitising your hands regularly
  • keeping your distance when you travel, where possible
  • avoiding the busiest routes, as well as busy times like the rush hour

You should not travel at all if you:

  • are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms
  • are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms or sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms
  • are clinically extremely vulnerable and cannot shield during your journey
  • have been advised by the NHS test and trace service that you should self-isolate
  • If you have any symptoms of coronavirus you should self-isolate at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have coronavirus. If anyone in your household or support bubble has symptoms of coronavirus you should self-isolate.

Areas under local lockdown You should only travel into, out of and within areas under local lockdown if your travel is essential.

Social distancing

You should maintain a 2 metre distance where possible, because the risk of transmission is small at this distance.

If you cannot keep a 2 metre distance, reduce the risk to yourself and others by maintaining a 1 metre distance where possible, and taking suitable precautions.

Help keep yourself, other passengers and transport staff safe, by taking the following precautions:

  • limit the number of people or households that you come into contact with, for example by avoiding the busiest
  • routes, as well as busy times like the rush hour
  • wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  • use a face covering on public transport and in substantially enclosed areas of transport hubs
  • avoid touching your face
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing
  • travel side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
  • touch as few surfaces as possible
  • stay outdoors, rather than indoors, where possible
  • minimise the time spent close to other people, where possible
  • avoid loud talking, shouting or singing
  • dispose of waste safely, including items such as used disposable face coverings

Face coverings

A face covering is a covering of any type which covers your nose and mouth. Surgical masks or respirators used by healthcare and other workers as part of personal protective equipment (PPE) should continue to be reserved for people who need to wear them at work. Face coverings are not a substitute for maintaining social distancing and good hand hygiene. How to wear and make a face covering. Where you must wear face coverings

It is the law that you must wear a face covering when travelling in England on public transport. Such as, on a:

  • bus or coach
  • train or tram
  • ferry or hovercraft or other vessel
  • aircraft
  • cable car

You must also wear a face covering in substantially enclosed areas of transport hubs from which passenger services operate. Such as:

  • airports
  • rail stations and terminals
  • the Channel Tunnel terminal in Kent
  • ports and terminals
  • bus, coach and tram stations and terminals
  • If you do not wear a face covering in these settings you will be breaking the law and could be fined £100, or £50
  • if you pay the fine within 14 days.

These laws apply while you are in England. If travelling from any other UK nation, you will be required to wear a face covering when you enter England, regardless of the rules in the nation you are transiting from. Other areas you should wear a face covering You are strongly encouraged to also wear a face covering in other enclosed spaces where it is difficult to maintain social distancing, or where there are people you do not normally meet. For example, in taxis and private hire vehicles. A taxi driver or private hire vehicle operator may be entitled to refuse to accept you if you do not wear a face covering. The rule applies in situations where individuals from different households or support bubbles could be travelling together on a service such as a charter boat, but not if you are giving a lift to someone from another household or support bubble in your private car. In England, face coverings are also mandatory in: shops and supermarkets indoor shopping centres banks, building societies, credit unions and post offices The rules for wearing face coverings are different in the other UK nations: face coverings in Northern Ireland face coverings in Scotland face coverings in Wales

Walking and cycling Walk or cycle if you can. This will reduce pressure on public transport and the road network. Your local council can help you plan your journey by providing maps showing dedicated paths and routes. Where possible, keep a suitable distance from other people. For example, when waiting at crossings and traffic lights. Take precautions where this is not possible. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands before and after cycling. Consider making a list of items to take with you. Private cars and other vehicles Plan your journey Plan your route, including any breaks, before setting out. Routes may be different as local areas make changes to enable social distancing. Check that your vehicle is safe and roadworthy if you haven’t used it for several weeks. People from a household or support bubble can travel

Car sharing You should try not to share a vehicle with those outside your household or support bubble. If you need to do this, try to:

  • share the transport with the same people each time
  • keep to small groups of people at any one time
  • open windows for ventilation
  • travel side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
  • face away from each other
  • consider seating arrangements to maximise distance between people in the vehicle
  • clean your car between journeys using standard cleaning products - make sure you clean door handles and other areas that people may touch
  • ask the driver and passengers to wear a face covering

On your journey Expect more pedestrians and cyclists, especially at peak times of day. Where possible, allow other road users to maintain social distancing. For example, give cyclists space at traffic lights. Limit the time you spend at garages, petrol stations and motorway services. Try to keep your distance from other people and if possible pay by contactless. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands often, and always when exiting or re-entering your vehicle. Completing your journey When finishing your journey wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands as soon as possible Public transport You must wear a face covering on public transport and in substantially enclosed areas of transport hubs in England. You will be breaking the law if you fail to do so and could be fined.

Some people don’t have to wear a face covering for health, age or equality reasons. You should remove your face covering if asked to do so by a police officer or other relevant person. It is important to wash or sanitise your hands before and after touching your face covering. If you need to dispose of your face covering, use ‘black bag’ waste bins or litter bins. You should not use a recycling bin. Plan your journey Before and during your journey, check with your transport operator for the latest travel advice on your route: bus, coach, tram and ferry operators National Rail TfL

Travel may take longer than normal on some routes due to social distancing measures. Allow more time if your journey involves changes between different forms of transport. If you can: travel at off-peak times use quieter stations and stops – get off a stop early if it’s less busy keep changes to a minimum, for example, between bus and train walk for more of your journey, for example the first or last mile book your tickets online in advance or pay by contactless Consider making a list of items to take with you and minimise the luggage you take. Only travel into, out of and within areas under local lockdown if your travel is essential.

On your journey

You must wear a face covering on public transport and in substantially enclosed areas of transport hubs in England. You will be breaking the law if you fail to do so and could be fined. Some people don’t have to wear a face covering for health, age or equality reasons. The risk of transmission is small at 2 metres and where possible, you should maintain 2 metres distance. If you cannot keep a 2 metre distance, reduce the risk to yourself and others by maintaining a 1 metre distance where possible, and taking suitable precautions. Help keep yourself, other passengers and transport staff safe by taking the following precautions:

  • ensure you maintain social distancing, where possible, including at busy entrances, exits, under canopies, bus stops, platforms or outside of stations
  • limit the number of people that you come into contact with, for example avoid peak travel
  • wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  • avoid touching your face
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing
  • travel side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
  • touch as few surfaces as possible
  • stay outdoors, rather than indoors, where possible
  • minimise the time spent close to other people, where possible
  • avoid loud talking, shouting or singing
  • dispose of waste safely, including items such as used disposable face coverings
  • be prepared to queue or take a different entrance or exit at stations
  • wait for passengers to get off first before you board
  • wait for the next service if you cannot safely keep your distance on board a train, bus or coach
  • avoid consuming food and drink on public transport, where possible
  • respect other people’s space while travelling
  • be aware of pregnant, older and disabled people who may require a seat or extra space
  • be aware that not all disability is visible and some people may be exempt from wearing a face covering

Treat transport staff with respect and follow instructions from your transport operator. This may include:

  • notices about which seats to use or how to queue
  • additional screens, barriers or floor markings
  • requests to board through different doors or to move to less busy areas