Coronavirus tips for lockdown social distancing“When people are outdoors, it’s more important than ever they take responsibility to practice good social distancing,” Head says. “Supermarkets are tricky because they are indoor environments,” says Robert Dingwall, professor of social sciences at Nottingham Trent University. Social interactions are important for well-being.”Dr Macciochi agrees, adding that people should try and exercise alone and in areas that are not densely populated. But, is it possible to practice safe social distancing while using public transport? “My local pharmacist has now put lines on the floor to indicate where the queue should stand,” Mr Head says.