Elton John and David Beckham share #IStayHomeFor messages to tackle Covid-19

Elton John and David Beckham share #IStayHomeFor messages to tackle Covid-19

Elton John, David Beckham and Kevin Bacon have been sharing messages with the #IStayHomeFor hashtag amid the coronavirus outbreak urging people not to go out.

The stars have been encouraging fans to share similar messages on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.

Elton John shared a picture on Instagram of him holding a sign bearing the message while sitting in front of a snakes and ladders board.

Alongside the picture, the singer wrote: “#IStayHome for David Furnish and our boys.

“Today it’s snakes, ladders and staying inside to stop the spread of coronavirus.

“Who are you staying home for? Please post your own #IStayHomeFor photo with a sign like mine and tag six of your friends asking them to do the same.”

Beckham also shared an image of him holding a sign up for the camera with #IStayHomeFor written on it, saying that he is not going out because of his family.

The former footballer wrote on Instagram: “I’m staying home for Victoria and our kids, including Cruzie who’s made his way into this photo.

“Let’s stop the coronavirus spread together.

“Share your own #IStayHomeFor photo with a sign like mine and tag six of your friends asking them to do the same.”

Actor Kevin Bacon also shared a message urging people not to leave home.

In a video message posted on Twitter, Bacon said: “Right now like people around the world I’m staying home because it saves lives and it is the only way we are going to slow down the spread of this coronavirus because the contact that you make with someone who makes contact with someone else, that may be what makes somebody’s mum or grandpa or wife sick.

“Every one of us has someone who is worth staying home for and I am staying home for Kyra Sedgwick.”

    Useful information
  • The HSE have developed an information pack on how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus. Read it here
  • Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus who has been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days should isolate themselves from other people - this means going into a different, well-ventilated room alone, with a phone; phone their GP, or emergency department;
  • GPs Out of Hours services are not in a position to order testing for patients with normal cold and flu-like symptoms. HSELive is an information line and similarly not in a position to order testing for members of the public. The public is asked to reserve 112/999 for medical emergencies at all times.
  • ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. The support line will be open seven days a week, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

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