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 regular basis, as new guidance is issued - please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the latest news and advice.

We must stay alert. We must continue to control the virus and save lives.

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
  • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

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


Updated advice on face coverings in school

Following new advice from the World Health Organisation, we have updated our guidance on using face coverings in schools so that parents, pupils and teachers have the confidence they need to get back into the classroom.

Face coverings mandatory in shops

Today, the Health Secretary will announce that wearing a face-covering will become mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, as we continue to control the virus and save lives. 

'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme now live

Last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer urged the British public to support our restaurants, cafe and pubs by eating out to help out. In Great Yarmouth, we have so many great small businesses that will rely on local people popping in for a bite to eat over the next few months.

Government announces new measures to unlock our economy

Yesterday we announced the next phase of our careful reopening of the economy, with outdoor sports facilities, competitive grassroots sport, open-air performances and beauty businesses to return from 11 July.

PM's Update on Covid-19

The Prime Minister has set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.

How we reopen the nation's economy

This week, the Prime Minister will announce which parts of the economy can reopen from 4 July, as we continue to restart our economy safely, under phase three of our COVID-19 roadmap. 

Review of two-metre distancing rule

The Prime Minister has commissioned a comprehensive review of the two-metre social distancing rule which will examine how the two-metre rule works in practice, the scientific evidence and international comparisons among other factors.  

Go local as shops reopen

From today, shops will be able to reopen their doors in the next step in our careful easing of lockdown – provided they are meeting robust safety guidelines, so we can keep staff and customers safe as we get our economy moving again.