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So things are opening up again this weekend (4th of July 2020) in the UK. The lockdown eases.
It is everyones individual choice where they wish to go now and what they want to do – if you are looking for ways to reduce risk while going out and seeing friends, here are some science-based suggestions:
Effective hand washing is still extremely important! Make sure you’re washing frequently and efficiently!
Masks are still growing in evidence for their effect in slowing disease transmission. When you’re in close contact with people outside of your household, consider wearing one as often as you can!
Check out yesterday’s post for how to put on and wear your mask safely!
If possible, meet outdoors! Respiratory droplets have a reduced risk of reaching the people you’re with if you’re outside – a walk or a picnic are good alternatives to a sit-down meal.
Reduce the number of people you see in short spaces of time. By distancing the different groups you see you can reduce the number of potential infections in a social group.
Do you feel ready for when lockdown eases? Let us know your thoughts – firstname.lastname@example.org