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Lockdown measures have now been eased across England but the NHS continues to advise regular handwashing and cough etiquette, and that you should also self-isolate (stay at home) for 7 days if you have any of the following symptoms:
- high temperature (feeling hot to touch on the chest or tummy)
- a cough
- difficulty breathing
- or loss of smell or taste (also called anosmia)
If you do have any of the symptoms above, do not go to your GP, a pharmacist or a hospital. If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse, or you do not get better after 7 days, please call 111 or visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19.
Although they are still advising people without symptoms to stay at home if they can, new Government advice states that you can now:
- Meet one other person from another household, outdoors. The government scientific advice is that you remain 2m (6ft) apart.
- NOT visit friends or relatives in their houses or indoors. Nor can you gather in a larger group with people who are not from your household.
- Leave home to exercise throughout the day and play outdoor sports with members of your household or with one other person from another household as long as you maintain social distance.
- Go to work if you absolutely cannot work from home and it is safe to do so, but should only travel to their workplace if it is open and safe – and walk, cycle or drive if at all possible, to prevent overcrowding on public transport. Those who do use buses or trains are being told to expect social-distance queuing and to wear face coverings.
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