Latest government advice
The Government has issued new lockdown guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read the latest guidance (issued 10 May). The Government guidance states that 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.
These documents provide more detailed advice on the new government guidance:
- Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
- Staying safe outside your home – the principles you should follow to ensure that time spent outside your home is as safe as possible
- FAQs: what you can and cannot do
In addition to UK lockdown measures there is guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. The guidance is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 because of a serious underlying health condition.
People who fall into these groups will be contacted directly by the NHS and will be strongly advised to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks from the day they receive the letter.
For the most up-to-date information on the number of cases, risk level in the UK and what the government is doing about the virus please visit the gov.uk website.