Government guidance

Follow the latest Government guidance and PHE advice on staying safe from COVID-19.

If you or anyone in your household has one of the following three symptoms; a high temperature, new and continuous cough or loss of taste and smell, then you should stay at home for 14 days and request a COVID-19 test.

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Click here to read frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak in England.

If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland additional guidance is available below:

Stay alert 

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Government guidance

People unable to work for more than 7 days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can obtain an isolation note through a new online service. The single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the Government has introduced several measures:

  1. Avoid using public transport where possible and consider walking or cycling to work
  2. Individuals are able to leave their homes to exercise more than once a day
  3. Individuals can meet up to six other persons from another household in a public space or private garden
  4. You can ask for a COVID-19 test if or someone you live with has the following symptoms; a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste