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What's the difference between shielding, self-isolation and social distancing?


Shielding, self-isolation and social distancing are very important in order to protect yourselves and others from coronavirus. What are they, and which should you be doing?

Social Distancing

Stay at Home, but you CAN go out for:

  • Food supplies
  • Exercise once a day
  • Work if absolutely necessary
  • Medical reasons

When you are out:

  • Stay two metres away from people you do not live with
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home


Stay at Home

Self-isolation is strongly advised for anyone who has the symptoms of coronavirus or who might have been exposed to it, or who lives with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus.
Find out more at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/


Stay at Home

Shielding is a measure to protect those who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (Covid-19) from coming into contact with the virus. 
If you have received a letter or text from the NHS, or you think you should be shielding, register at:


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Contact Us

There are lots of ways to contact us, you can write, email, phone, facebook, tweet or use the contact or speak out form(s) to email us.

Healthwatch Bracknell Forest
Mill Ride (Off Fernbank Road)
North Ascot

01344 266 321