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High Risk Places and People to Avoid if you are Older or Shielding

These are the higher-risk places and higher-risk people older and shielding people should avoid.

High-infection-risk places to avoid are places where hundreds of people gather at certain times, such as town centres, shopping centres, bigger schools, supermarkets, railway and bus stations, big offices and factories, crowded parks and streets, and of course beaches, stadiums, cinemas, museums and events. Inside places are much riskier than outside places. If you do need to go to high-infection-risk places, you should take extra care and use safety precautions.

High-infection-risk people to avoid are people who work at or go to high-infection-risk areas, like health and care workers, shop workers, teachers, security guards and transport workers. People whose work means they meet a lot of people are also a high-infection-risk, such as police officers, doctors and nurses, vicars, priests and religious leaders. If you do need to see high-infection-risk people, you should take extra care and use safety precautions.

Sensible safety precautions include using a face mask or covering in crowded places and indoor public places, washing your hands often, and most importantly trying to keep away from other people, at least 2 metres.