Living safely with COVID-19 - Public Health Dorset

Living safely with COVID-19

It’s really important that everyone follows social distancing and hygiene measures in order to keep the risk of transmission low in Dorset.

Keep up-to-date with the government guidance about what you can and cannot do.

Find out about the latest measures you need to follow to protect yourself and your family. This includes:

  • Keeping your distance from anyone not in your household or support bubble
  • Washing your hands regularly
  • Wearing a face covering on public transport, inside shops and supermarkets and in hospitals

For more information on how to stop the spread of COVID-19, visit: How to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (

If you have been in close contact with, but do not live with, a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, visit the guidance to find out what you need to do: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person - GOV.UK (

As lockdown has lifted, there are 5 behaviours that we can all continue doing to help keep life moving:

  1. Meet outside or let fresh air inside
  2. Regular testing
  3. Wear a face covering in busy places
  4. Use the NHS app
  5. Wash your hands regularly

Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread - GOV.UK (

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