Coronavirus Advice

This page has been designed to provide updated information, guidance and advice with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19). You will find information on various topics by following the adjacent menu links. 

Information will be updated on a daily basis - please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the latest news and advice.

Stay at home

You must stay at home, only leaving for the following very limited purposes:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day – for example, a run, walk or cycle – alone or with members of your immediate household.
  • Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

Protect the NHS

You must stay at home to protect the NHS:

  • The NHS only has a limited number of doctors, nurses and specialist equipment.
  • We are working around the clock to increase NHS capacity.
  • The more people who get sick, the harder it is for the NHS to cope.
  • We must slow the spread of the disease so that fewer people are sick at any one time.

Save lives

You must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. The police will have the powers to enforce the following restrictions: 

  • Dispersing gatherings of more than two people in public, excluding people you live with.
  • Issuing fines to anyone who does not comply with these rules.
  • Closing shops that are not essential, as well as playgrounds and places of worship. 

Full guidance on staying at home can be found at

You can find the most up to date medical advice at

You can find the answers to frequently asked questions about what you can do and can’t do during this pandemic here.

You can volunteer to become an NHS Volunteer Responder at


Government ramps up testing effort

We have launched a new plan to dramatically ramp up Coronavirus testing so that by the end of this month, we can carry out 100,000 tests every day in England. But in the meantime, the most important thing to do is for people to stay at home

Beware of fake virus news

The Government’s Rapid Response Unit is continuing to work with departments across Whitehall and social media companies to combat the spread of false information about coronavirus - ensuring the public has the right information to protect themselves and save lives.

PM writes to every household

The Prime Minister is writing a letter to every household across the UK, outlining the guidance everyone must follow. The letter also thanks our NHS and social care staff who are working round the clock, as well as the more than 750,000 people who have volunteered to protect others.

"Your NHS needs you" - join the volunteer army

The NHS has issued a call for volunteers to support the 1.5 million extremely vulnerable people who have been asked to stay at home to shield themselves from coronavirus for twelve weeks.

Prime Minister: "Stay home, Protect our NHS, Save lives"

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has made a statement to the nation as to what action we must ALL take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities from the Coronavirus. These include strict restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus. Please read carefully.

The message is clear "Stay Safe - Save Lives!"

We can turn the tide against coronavirus in the next twelve weeks – everyone will need to help to ensure people get the support they need to stay at home. This will mean we can protect our NHS and save thousands of lives.