Staying Safe during COVID-19

(This information is taken from the Public Health Agency and further information can be found by clicking the link below)

Everyone in Northern Ireland should now be social distancing

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a type of virus called coronavirus.

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

Social distancing will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus by reducing the social interaction between people.

You should:

  • avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus - these symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough;
  • avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible
  • work from home, where possible - your employer should support you to do this.
  • avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs
  • avoid gatherings with friends and family – keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
  • use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services.

Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as possible.

We strongly advise you to follow the above measures and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:

  • are over 70;
  • have an underlying health condition;
  • are pregnant.

This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks.

For more information see COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

For more information please visit the Public Health website at the link below:

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus