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

How to keep ourselves and each other safe from coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Keep your distance

Viruses spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets and aerosols from their mouth or nose are launched into the air.

So, the risk of spreading decreases from person to person as distance is increased.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) continues to advise that you should try to stay at least 1 metre from those outside your own household – so if you can, take a step back when talking to people outside your household.

Look out for people wearing a Distance Aware badge or lanyard. You may also wish to wear a Distance Aware lanyard or badge to signal to others that you need more space or care taken around you.

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