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NEW RULES ON STAYING AT HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS

Updates 24 March 2020

NEW RULES ON STAYING AT HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS


The Government's Full guidance on staying at home and way from others is now available as is guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK, including children, and protecting older people and vulnerable people in its https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Updates have also been made to the healthcare advice for employers and support for businesses in the Coronavirus COVID-19 guidance for employees, employers and businesses​.


The following guidance has also recently updated: 

Schools and libraries closed from Friday, 20 March.

Please continue to follow Public Health England advice below to keep safe. 

PHE guidance

Public Health England has published the following guidance on Staying at home, for households with possible COVID-19 infection and Social distancing to protect vulnerable groups.


While the DfE has set up a helpline offering guidance for anyone with education related questions.

The PHE advice remains focused on the preventative measures every individual can take to manage the risks associated with the spread of covid-19 coronavirus.  

​What you can do

The Department of Health advice is to wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds each time with soap and water, or use hand sanitiser, especially when you:

  • Get home or into work
  • Blow your nose, sneeze or cough
  • Eat or handle food 

​These actions will help to protect yourself and others. A guidance poster is available here.

The latest advice and guidance

KCC is working with specialists from PHE and NHS colleagues, and has issued the following information and advice to support Kent residents