Having waited with bated breath for the latest from the government, this week, the Prime Minister unveiled a conditional plan to reopen society and ease some of the current lockdown restrictions. This included the introduction of a new five level Covid Alert System which we will learn more about in the coming weeks. However, in the meantime…
- Anyone who cannot work from home should now return to the workplace – but where possible to avoid public transport and cycle or walk. For those who need to use public transport, and who cannot avoid being in in close proximity to others, if you can, wear something that covers your nose and mouth.
- It is now possible to meet one person from outside of your household in a park or other open space, as long as you stay 2 metres apart.
- We are now allowed to take unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise, and are able to travel by car to outdoor spaces, as long as we observe social distancing whilst out.
- Primary schools will reopen from June 1st for the youngest pupils in reception and Y1 and Y6. Secondary pupils taking exams next year may get at least some time with their teachers before the holidays.
So whilst this relaxing of the restrictions is welcome, its important to remember that when you outside of your home, social distancing rules still apply so you must stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone that you do not live with.
Continue to wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer frequently and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and always put used tissues in the bin.
If you or anyone in your household have any symptoms of coronavirus – a high temperature or new continuous cough, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service and do not leave the house.