Government Guidance

We have complied information from the Government and both national and local services in order to provide Carers with the best support throughout the Coronavirus situation.
Guidance from the Government on staying at home and away from others.
1. Staying at Home - You should only leave the house for one of four 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, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents' homes.
2. All Non-essential Shops and Public Spaces Will Close - the following businesses are deemed essential during the lockdown and will not be shutting
  • Supermarkets - restrictions may apply (operating hours, occupancy etc...)
  • Pharmacies
  • Newsagents
  • Pet Shops
  • Hardware Stores
  • Banks
  • Post Offices
3. Stopping Public Gatherings - To make sure people are staying at home and apart from each other, the Government is also stopping public gatherings of more than two people.
There are only two exceptions to this rule:
  • Where the gathering is of a group of people who live together - this means that a parent, for example,
    • take their children to the shops if there is no other option to leave them at home​
    • take the person of which they care for also to the shops if there is no other option.
  • Where the gathering is of colleagues in a workplace, however, distancing must be applied as best as they can.​
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