Reminder – the basics of social isolating!

The most important thing that we can all be doing right now is follow the government guidelines on reducing the spread of the virus, including:

Remain vigilant on social distancing and stay at home

  • To avoid spreading the infection, you should stay at home if: You, or someone in your household, have symptoms.
  • If you do not have symptoms, you should: take social distancing measures to avoid picking up the infection from others:
  • Reduce the number of physical social contacts with others
  • Keep 2 metres apart from others
  • read all the latest advice here

Wash your hands more often than normal, for 20 seconds each time with soap and water. 

Carry tissues with you to catch coughs and sneezes, then bin the tissue and wash your hands. 

For all of the up to date national and local advice please see

Mental Health Support
If you’re feeling concerned or overwhelmed by the news around coronavirus (#COVID19), it’s understandable. We’ve gathered a list below to help you support your mental health and wellbeing. Please share this list with friends and family members of all ages.

Keeping Active at Home
As lots of us are now working from home, and making changes to our usual routines, it is more important than ever to keep active, to keep ourselves physically well, as well as to improve our mental wellbeing. Visit for advice on keeping active at home.


And, finally, a heartfelt plea from someone working on the front line, who is making extraordinary sacrifices to save lives – she deserves our 100% support:

“I am an anaesthetist, I am also a wife. My husband has cystic fibrosis. I am about to move out of our home so I can give my all to the NHS and try and get through this. I am giving up my life temporarily so I can use my airway and ventilator skills to help save lives. All I ask of you is to try and stay home. I don’t think I’m asking you to sacrifice anywhere near what I’m having to. Please stay at home so I can get home to my husband soon.”