We may have copied… er… I mean been inspired by another image, but we really wanted a way to show our support for our wonderful NHS. We thought this was a lovely way for us to demonstrate that, individually together.
This unprecedented time in our history has demonstrated what an incredible service our health workers, and myriad of support workers, actually provide to the people of the UK. Everyone has a role to play. Key workers we appreciate, support and thank you. The rest of us – let’s help them by staying home.
Now, we know you’ve seen the guidelines that the NHS has announced but here they are again, one more time, to make sure you’re doing the right thing to protect those on the front line.
Quoted from the NHS website…
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave your home for very limited purposes:
- 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, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
How to stop infection spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
What to do if you need medical help
If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.
If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:
- for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website
- or urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you’re unable to get help online
- for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance
Read more advice about getting medical help at home.
At the end of the day, we want to get back to normal and be together back in the office. The only way we can do this is by following the guidelines from the NHS. We’re doing our bit, we just hope you are too.