The latest advice from Public Health England in relation to the coronavirus outbreak is available below.
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.
- Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
- Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
- Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public
Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.
For more information , please visit the gov.uk website.
What is social distancing?
Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). They are to:
Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable.
We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:
- are over 70
- have an underlying health condition
- are pregnant
This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks.
Travelling to Holiday and Second Homes
Don't visit holiday premises or second homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
Government guidance makes clear that essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays.
People must remain in their homes. Non essential travel to holiday locations puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.
More information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-essential-travel-guidance
Further information from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
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