There are a number of reasons why someone might visit your home during lockdown, including tradespeople and those in your support bubble, and it is important that you take steps to keep everyone protected from coronavirus.
Virus particles can linger in the air of a room, especially during the winter months when we tend to have our windows closed. That is why it is very important that we try to keep all rooms and enclosed spaces well ventilated when we have visitors to our homes.
The below video explains why it is important and how you can take steps to reduce the risk, while still keeping your home warm.
If you start to experience symptoms, it is important that you and your household isolate and book a test. The main COVID-19 symptoms are a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
You can book a test online https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119