Can I leave the house to take things to the person I look after? Yes, but please note the advice below for anyone who does not live with those you care for. The NHS has written to everyone considered to be at risk of severe illness if you catch the coronavirus. You may have received the letter yourself, either as someone in this ‘high risk’ group or as the named carer of someone else who is. If a person you care for has received this letter, the instructions are very clear. They must stay at home at all times and avoid all face-to-face contact for at least 12 weeks, except from you as their carer and healthcare workers continuing to provide medical care. However, if you start to display any of the symptoms of coronavirus, you must suspend your face-to-face visits. We suggest you keep in regular contact over the phone, through email or through video calls. Families may want to think about spending time together in a different way – for example, by setting up a group chat or playing online games together. If online communication isn't possible, never underestimate the value of a regular phone call to offer social contact and support. If necessary, make plans for alternative face-to-face care for the person you care for, for example by calling on trusted neighbours, friends or family members.Advice from: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19 The Government has instructed all care homes to stop visits from friends and family to prevent the spread of infection.