Do I need to avoid public transport, mass gatherings, festivals, concerts or places with crowds?

Today’s NHS website currently states:

“Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places. You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.”

Continuing with your MeetUpMondays – follow common sense guidelines set out in the advice from the website sources offered below, with regards to cleaning of hands, surfaces and shared eating/drinking spaces.

  • Promote hand hygiene by making sure that staff, contractors, service users and visitors have access to hand washing facilities and providing alcohol based hand rub in prominent places.
  • Ensure any crockery and cutlery in shared kitchen areas is cleaned with warm general purpose detergent and dried thoroughly before being stored for re-use.
  • Avoid leaving food stuffs exposed and open (e.g. crisps, cakes, open sandwiches) for communal sharing unless individually wrapped.
  • Individuals should: Wash hands often with soap and water; or use alcohol based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

* MeetUpMondays™ Host Venues: PLEASE LET US KNOW at MeetUpMondays™ HQ if you intend to suspend your MeetUpMondays at any point for a period of time, so that we can update the website and Facebook details and keep our MeetUpMondays public informed. *

A ‘Phone Tree:

Illustration of a diagram of a phone tree

Consider creating a simple Telephone Tree with your MeetUpMondays visitors now, so that everyone helps to check in on each other ahead of your MeetUps, but also to use as an alternative – if it becomes necessary to suspend MeetUpMondays for a time.

With a telephone tree, each person can call their two designated people for a chat, so that if it becomes necessary to self isolate, folk can still have a bit of a natter and a catch up to relieve any social isolation.

Amidst lots of conflicting information about Covid-19, we recommend taking a look at trusted sites which offer advice to the public and myth busting facts, such as:

If you or anyone you know thinks you have symptoms of the virus, go online to NHS 111, or call them, to find out what to do about it.