Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

National lockdown: stay at home

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) is spreading fast.

Do not leave your home unless necessary.

1 in 3 people who have the virus have no symptoms, so you could be spreading it without knowing it.

If you have any coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test and stay at home

Find out what support you can get

For example, if you’re out of work, need to get food, or want to take care of your mental health.

Recent and upcoming changes

8 March

All pupils in England return to schools.

Find out more about the roadmap out of lockdown.

3 March

The furlough scheme and support grants for self-employed people are being extended until September.

Find out more about coronavirus-related changes in this year’s Budget.

Guidance and support

What you can and cannot do

Testing and self-isolating

Work and financial support

Businesses and self-employed people

Schools, universities, education and childcare

International travel


See specific guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


See all announcements

UK statistics

All coronavirus information on GOV.UK