Social distancing is important to help slow the spread of coronavirus. It does this by minimising contact between potentially infected individuals and healthy individuals.
Social distancing is keeping a space of 2 metres (6.5 feet) between you and other people. Do not shake hands or make close contact if possible.
Older people should not attend day centres, social groups, pubs/restaurants or spend undue amounts of time in public places like Doctors waiting rooms.
It does this by minimising contact between potentially infected individuals and healthy individuals.
Unfortunately it seems as if the requirement to practice social distancing will go on for a significant period of time. Defeating COVID-19 is a marathon, not a sprint. So we need to think and plan for how we can make this period of time easier on ourselves and older people so that everyone can stick to it.
It's important to keep to normal routines as regards getting up, getting washed and dressed, meal times and bed times.
Use the time to do activities that you like but maybe didn't have time to do in the past
The Grandpal app helps families like yours focus on the well-being of an older loved one, giving transparency and clarity to the mix so that your family is as effective a team as possible