Stay at home
- only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
- stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
This will help to prevent the spread of coronavirus and will preserve life.
Anyone can spread the virus. Full guidance on staying at home and away from others from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)
Update from Dr Kath Cobain, Director of Public Health - 3 April 2020
- a high temperature this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
What to do if you have symptoms
- use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service (opens in a new window) to find out what to do - only call 111 if you cannot get help online
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
For more information visit the following websites
If you do not have symptoms, stay at home. This will help to prevent the spread of coronavirus and will preserve life.
- Armed forces veteran community
- Births, Deaths, Marriages and Citizenship
- Care providers
- Direct payments
- Employers and businesses
- Foster carers
- Further advice and FAQs
- Library services
- Parents and carers
- Schools and education settings
- Transport sector
- Unpaid carers
- Youth workers and those working with young people
Your mental health and wellbeing
Who can I contact if I can't find the information I need?
If you have a query or issue that cannot be addressed within the guidance, please do not hesitate to contact the Health Protection Team at Public Health England:
Telephone: 0344 225 3560
Telephone out of hours: 01384 679031