The third national lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 4 January – returning to the message ‘stay home, save lives’ – hand in hand with the announcement of increased vaccinations.
Please see these useful reminders to ensure that we all follow the lockdown rules and prevent the spread of Covid-19
- Stay home to keep yourself and the ones you love safe
- You can reduce your risk of catching Covid-19 by keeping your hands clean. You could reduce your risk of catching Covid-19 by 36% by washing your hands six times today – for example each time you leave or enter the supermarket
- When using hand sanitisers, check the alcohol content as they need to be > 60% to kill the virus.
- Clean your hands more often to reduce the risk especially: when you get to work or arrive home, after you blow your nose, cough or sneeze and before you eat or handle food
- Stop Covid in its tracks – being in a room with fresh air (open doors and windows) can reduce your risk of infection from particles by over 70%. You should stay home with the people you live with unless for essential reasons. If you have to be inside with someone outside of your household (e.g. for essential work) you should keep the room well ventilated.
You should either:
- Open windows for short, sharp bursts of 10 to 15 minutes regularly throughout the day, especially when you share a space with others or
- leave windows open a small amount continuously