Whilst this isn’t strictly speaking a news item regarding the legal profession, or a matter specific to our Education Law Solicitors, we have reviewed the NHS’s website for guidance on dealing with the current Coronavirus outbreak.
Hence as of the 30th March 2020 the official guidance from the NHS states that individuals should only leave their homes for one of the following four reasons;
- Shopping for essential necessities such as food and medicine
- In order to carry out one form of exercise such as a walk, cycle ride, or a run
- To assist the vulnerable or provide a medical need for themselves
- To travel to work if such work absolutely can not be carried out from home
Additionally the NHS have listed actions that could, hopefully, offer protection against the spread of the virus.
- Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water
- Use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available
- When coughing catch the cough in a tissue or on your sleeve
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing, but do not use your hands
- Dispose of any tissues you’ve used immediately and then wash your hands
After coughing do not touch your nose, mouth or eyes as this could spread the virus. And in the event you show signs of the Coronavirus (such as a high temperature or a new continuous cough) you should call the 111 service and seek further guidance.
This is clearly a difficult time and we wish everyone health and happiness.