The Corona virus is present and we have to be careful. It is very important not to relax. Social distancing is critical because the coronavirus spreads when an infected person coughs small droplets – packed with the virus – into the air.
What is a ‘reasonable excuse’ to go out?
- Exercise – alone, or with members of your household
- Shopping for basic necessities
- Any medical need, or providing care for a vulnerable person
- Travel to or from work, but only when you cannot work from home
When grocery shopping, keep at least 1-metre distance from others and avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. If possible, sanitize the handles of shopping trolleys or baskets before shopping. Once home, wash your hands thoroughly and also after handling and storing your purchased products. There is currently no confirmed case of COVID-19 transmitted through food or food packaging.
These are just reminders. To stay in good spirit I exercise by walking and sometimes run. Social distancing is terrible but necessary.