What's two metres?

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Slowing down the spread of COVID-19 is vital for protecting our communities.

Physical distancing is the best way to slow the virus down.  We’ve heard time and time again to stay two metres away from people not of our own household.  But, you may be wondering how far is two metres?

To raise awareness of physical distancing and the two metres distance, today we’re launching a social media campaign called #2metresis.  Through images and videos, we’re comparing everyday objects to two metres.

You can get involved by coming up with your images of what two metres is and post these on your social media channels including #2metresis in the text.  The more we spread the word about how far two metres is more lives will be saved.

Click on the following link to download some of our gifs and frames and add them to your photos using your favourite photo editing app.


If you don’t already have an app for this try using the free version of Canva

  1. Go to www.canva.com and either log-in or create an account
  2. Once logged in click on "Create a design" and select "Instagram Post" if it's photo or "Animated social media" if it's a video. (this is just for sizing, you can add it to any social media platform you want later)
  3. Upload your photos, video and any of the '2 metre is..." graphics you downloaded earlier, place them in the frame and get creating.
  4. Once you've finished select the share option to add it to your social media or download it to add later.

NB - Remember to use #2metresis in your post.

drawing showing four wheelie bins placed side by side is two metres in length