Guidance for COVID-19 – STAY AT HOME (Updated 25/3/20)
What you NEED to do
The government has announced its new measures on preventing the spread of coronavirus. You can watch the announcement by Boris Johnson here:
The latest announcement from the Government means we all MUST stay at home.
You can only leave your house for:
1. Essential items such as food and medical supplies
2. Caring for somebody who is vulnerable
3. One form of outdoor exercise a day
4. Essential work/commuting to work (if you classify as a key worker)
When you do leave the house you must follow strict guidelines on social distancing. Keep yourself at a safe distance and avoid grouping with other people.
Full guidance on staying at home and away from others
Full guidance on staying at home and away from others can be found on the government website below. The website contains full information about staying at home, Closing non essential shops and public spaces, Stopping public gatherings and Delivery of these new measures.
COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
Those who are in the extremely vulnerable group who have been asked to self isolate for 12 weeks can register themselves for extra support and are being advised to register online here:
How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
It is particularly important for people who:
- are 70 or over
- have a long-term condition
- are pregnant
- have a weakened immune system
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- work from home
- use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family
The NHS will contact you from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You’ll be given specific advice about what to do. Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted.
Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Click here to access the online service: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
Visiting stopped at Hull Royal infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital
All visiting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill is being stopped from Wednesday in line with the Government’s social isolation policy to protect staff and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. More below:
All other up to date information from the NHS can be found via the link below:
East riding of Yorkshire Council
A specific page on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's website has been created which will contain the most up to date information available. It contains information on all the most up to date information on their services, which are open or closed and which services will continue to operate.
Please find the link below: