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Everyone in Northern Ireland should now stay at home

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of virus called coronavirus.

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading. The best way to do this is to stay at home:

  • only go outside for food, health reasons, work (but only if you cannot work from home) or one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
  • if you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times;
  • avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible;
  • do not meet with friends and family – keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media;
  • use telephone or online services to
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