Guide to Social Distancing

Detailed guidance about social distancing for everyone 

This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living at home, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers.

This important Government guide provides the latest Government advice about social distancing, with particular information for those who are at increased risk of severe illness - for example people over 70 years of age, those who are pregnant and those with certain underlying health conditions.

News

Face Coverings in Shops

Wearing a face covering will become mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, as we continue to control the virus and save lives. 

Bubbles and Shopping

The guidance on keeping safe and alert against the deadly virus, COVID-19, has been cautiously relaxed this week with non-essential retail shops allowed to open, and single person households allowed to form a “bubble” with another household.

Cautious and Gradual Easing of Lockdown

For the second time since our daily lives were changed so much by lockdown on 23rd March, the Prime Minister has released details of a further gradual and cautious easing of restrictions.