As lockdown measures continue to ease, social distancing remains as important as ever in the fight against coronavirus.
Wherever possible you should adhere to the 2m social distancing guidelines when out in public. This will help limit the spread of COVID19.
Many people who have coronavirus are asymptomatic, which means they do not display any symptoms of the virus. This means they could spread the virus unknowingly to anyone they come into contact with.
The further away you are from someone, the smaller the risk of infection. The risk is lower in outdoor or well ventilated areas. Staying at home almost eliminates the risk of spreading the virus.
With more and more businesses re-opening as lockdown restrictions continue to ease, the Government has advised necessary precautions will need to be taken where 2m social distancing is not practical.
Cllr Sean Donnelly, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “Social distancing, regular hand washing and staying at home remain the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID19. Despite lockdown measures easing we shouldn’t become complacent about the risks of coronavirus. If someone has the virus but displays no symptoms they could spread it to others, including vulnerable members of our communities. Please continue to follow the guidelines to keep everyone safe and well.”
If you are displaying symptoms of coronavirus, including a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change in sense of taste or smell, you should self-isolate and book a test at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.