If someone you live with might have coronavirus, you will need to protect yourself as much as possible to avoid catching it too. This may seem difficult – but if you get ill as well you may find it harder to look after the person you live with. 

Research shows that when the viruses are breathed out, particularly through coughing or sneezing, they can travel at least 2 metres/6 feet in the air. 

The viruses can then:

A person sneezing, projecting virus particles into the air

Be breathed in whilst in the air.

A hand that is covered in virus particles

Fall on to the surfaces around them, where they can be picked up by another person.

Alternatively, viruses are placed on surfaces when someone touches them with the virus on their hands.

On the next few pages are ideas to help you create your own force field, a safe area around yourself that is free from viruses – plus ideas for how to set up your home to reduce the amount of virus in it.

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