If you are not already self-isolating, or considering it, there is a high chance you will be in the coming months. The government’s advice is that people who live alone and have a fever or a continuous cough should be completely isolated for seven days, while 14 days of “whole household isolation” is recommended where anyone has those symptoms. I’m self isolating i’m not ill i just hate people mug This means not even going out for a walk or opening the door to receive a delivery directly.
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This extreme state is ringed by the equally novel and perhaps more poorly understood concept of “social distancing”. At its most basic, this means trying to drastically reduce the amount of contact you have with other people, especially if you are 70 or older. If your average day features 1,000 interactions – public transport, the office, the shops, the pub, the cinema – I’m self isolating i’m not ill i just hate people mug then reducing that to 500 interactions will have a material effect on your chances of contracting the coronavirus and on the speed of transmission overall.
The policy was originally to test returning travellers or anyone who had had contact with someone known to have the virus. Geography-based testing has now stopped. Testing was limited to hospitals, briefly, but will be rolled out more widely, in the first instance to frontline healthcare workers.