What is social distancing? As of 24th March, everyone should #StaySafeStayHome - please STAY AT HOME. For more details, please read this important update from UK government (published 23rd March) Social distancing means : avoiding gatherings of friends and family avoiding large gatherings (eg pubs, cinemas, restaurants, churches) avoiding non-essential use of public transport - work from home, if possible avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus It is important to self-isolate or practise social distancing as it : reduces your chances of becoming infected with Covid-19 reduces the chances of passing the infection on to someone else Any healthcare system (including the NHS) will struggle to care for a large number of simultaneous Covid-19 cases. This video (courtesy of TheSpinoff) shows that when people self-isolate it greatly reduces the transmission of the virus to other people. So #StayHomeStayWell. How do I self-isolate? This short video from the BBC explains how in 90 seconds.