Covid-19 Advice

Physical Distancing

As Scotland eases lockdown restrictions these measures help protect yourself and others:

Stay at home as much as possible. You must only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you can’t work from home) stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people at all times. If you go out, wash your hands as soon as you get home. You can go outside for exercise more than once a day, for example a run, walk or cycle alone or with members of your household. You may wear a facial covering in enclosed spaces, for example traveling on public transport or entering a shop.

Hand & Respiratory Hygiene

To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like coronavirus, you should:

Wash your hands more often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitiser. Wash your hands when you get home or into work, when you blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your hands. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your home.

Test, Trace, Isolate, Support

It’s likely to be in place until a vaccination programme for COVID-19 has been delivered.

Everyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19, whether or not they have been tested, should self-isolate for 7 days. People who live in the same household as a person with symptoms should self-isolate for 14 days. If you have symptoms, contact the NHS to arrange to be tested at 0800 028 2816 or www.nhsinform.scot. Everyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be put in touch with the local contact tracing team so that other close contacts can be identified. These close contacts, as well as household contacts, will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

© Silvia Muras / KYLE CHRONICLE. Sources: https://www.gov.scot/ and https://www.nhsinform.scot/ accessed on 26/05/2020. Note guidance might change slightly

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