COVID-19 case numbers are going up quickly across all of the UK and in other countries, and because of this the government has decided from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December you must:
- Stay at home, unless you have a special reason to go out (these reasons are listed in the government guidance)
- Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for special reasons (these reasons are listed in the government guidance)
- If you do go out remember ‘hands, face, space’. This means wash your hands, cover your face if you can, and stay 2 meters apart from other people.
By doing this we can all play our part in bringing the number of COVID -19 infections down and can make sure the NHS is not overwhelmed, that schools, colleges and universities can stay open, and that as many people as possible can still go to work.
There is more guidance on what you can and cannot do here
If you were ‘shielding’ during the last lockdown in March and are ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ to Coronavirus there is new government guidance about what you should do here
The link above will tell you:
- How you know whether you are ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ to coronavirus
- What you need to do to stay safe
- How you can get help and support
At Disability Positive we know this is a very worrying time for lots of our clients and members, and so please let us know if you are struggling and we will do our best to help. You can also go to this link on our website for useful information and links for people living with disability or long term conditions.
All of our services will be working in the same way as they were during October 2020, and we will let you know if anything changes.