In all areas of England, you should remember ‘Hands. Face. Space’:
hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)
This guidance is for people who are fit and well. There is separate guidance for:
- households with a possible or confirmed coronavirus infection
- people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus
When meeting friends and family you should also: follow social distancing rules when you meet up; limit how many different people in total you see socially over any short period of time; meet people outdoors where practical. This is safer because fresh air provides better ventilation. When meeting friends and family indoors, it is important to ensure the room is well ventilated by opening windows and doors.