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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3: staying safe and protecting others

Published: 22 Jul 2020
Last updated: 31 Jul 2020 - see all updates

Rules on staying safe and protecting others to help suppress the virus.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3: staying safe and protecting others
Staying safe

Staying safe

Although COVID-19 is controlled the risk of spreading it still remains.

As we progress through the route map phases, suppressing the virus will continue to rely on people following essential hygiene measures and physical distancing.

In Phase 3, you can leave your home for any purpose. but before leaving your home you should plan how you will keep safe and minimise risk to yourself and others.

Things to consider:

  • whether and how you will avoid touching surfaces that others have touched and how you will practise good hygiene
  • where physical distancing might be more difficult to follow, and how you will avoid or reduce the risk
  • what additional things you may need to take with you, such as hand sanitiser, a bag for used tissues and a face covering

Be considerate. Bear in mind that some people – for example those with sight loss, autism, learning disabilities, dementia or other communication or mobility needs - may find physical distancing rules more difficult to follow than others. Please be considerate by giving way when you are out and about.

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First published: 22 Jul 2020 Last updated: 31 Jul 2020 -