Last night (Sunday), the UK Government issued another Coronavirus (Covid-10/C19) statement, clarifying that “people should avoid travelling unless it is essential”.
The statement reads,
“Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays.
“People should remain in their primary residence.
“Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.”
See the Government Website for more information.
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Government Covid-19 guidance: Stay home and stay safe
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently (video tips).
It is recommended that you maintain at least a two metre gap (about 6.5ft) from people who are not from your household.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service that can tell if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
If you live alone stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
– a high temperature
– a new continuous cough
If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
The Government has decided that the NHS will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.
9.25am 23 Mar 2020 – Headline changed from ‘Government officially moves on use of second homes for isolation’ to avoid confusion