Stay at home – save lives


Stay at home – save lives

We’ve all heard the guidance – stay at home – save lives, but what does that really mean? 

We are fighting a war on coronavirus and while we like to think we are safe or immune the truth is anyone can catch and spread Coronavirus. 

That’s why everyone is being asked to only leave home for the following reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home. 

These reasons are exceptions - even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Do not meet others outside your household; even friends and family. See the full guidance, including FAQs here.

People who are aged over 70, or who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus must follow this guidance on social distancing even more carefully. Please read the full guidance available by clicking here.

Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives

For more information about social distancing download the easy to read guide to help you know what you can and can’t do.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or live with someone who does - DO NOT LEAVE HOME. Download the easy to read guide for people who are self-isolating.