We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how we can stay safe while out in the community – but it’s just as important that we also think about staying safe whilst at home.
The experts tell us that, largely, the numbers are being driven by families – families having big get-togethers and not following the advice around distancing and hygiene. In fact, around half of our cases since the end of April have come from transmission inside someone’s home.
Each of us need to be aware that the more people we see and the more often we see them – the more danger we’re putting ourselves and the broader community in.
That’s why, from tomorrow, we’re reducing the number of visitors in a home to no more than 5 people.
If you do have to see people, keep your distance. No handshakes and no hugs. Maintain good hygiene. Don’t share food or drinks. And if you’re feeling unwell – stay at home. Don’t visit friends and family. Don’t go on holiday. Don’t go to work. Stay home.
Remember, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.
Now is not the time to let our guard down. This pandemic is not over. We need to stay safe.