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Social distancing

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Avoiding close contact with other people during the outbreak of an infectious disease. It is a way of slowing the spread of coronavirus and stopping it reaching the people who are most at risk of becoming seriously ill. It means limiting when and where you can get together with people you do not live with. The Government advises that people should go to essential shops as infrequently as possible, work from home, and not meet up with family or friends or go to other people's houses. When you are outside your own home, it can help to think of it as a physical distance - you should stay at least two metres, or six feet, away from other people.

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