Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
  • If you haven’t already, get vaccinated

If you have no symptoms:

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

Recent and upcoming changes

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Changes in England

Changes to the recognised proof of vaccination and travel red list UK Wide

There are now over 100 countries and territories with recognised proof of full vaccination for travel to the UK. There is a single red list of countries for travel to England.

First dose vaccinations for young people UK Wide

All young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Changes in Northern Ireland

Changes to the recognised proof of vaccination and travel red list UK Wide

There are now over 100 countries and territories with recognised proof of full vaccination for travel to the UK. There is a single red list of countries for travel to England.

First dose vaccinations for young people UK Wide

All young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Changes in Scotland

Changes to the recognised proof of vaccination and travel red list UK Wide

There are now over 100 countries and territories with recognised proof of full vaccination for travel to the UK. There is a single red list of countries for travel to England.

Vaccine certification required for late night venues and large events Scotland

From 1 October, you will need to show proof that you’re fully vaccinated using either the NHS Scotland COVID Status app, a paper copy of your vaccination record, or proof that you’re exempt, to enter late night venues and large events. Find out more on GOV.SCOT.

First dose vaccinations for young people UK Wide

All young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Changes in Wales

Changes to the recognised proof of vaccination and travel red list UK Wide

There are now over 100 countries and territories with recognised proof of full vaccination for travel to the UK. There is a single red list of countries for travel to England.

NHS COVID Pass required for nightclubs and large events Wales

From 11 October, you’ll need to show proof that you are fully vaccinated or have a recent negative rapid lateral flow test using NHS COVID Pass to attend nightclubs and large events. Find out more on GOV.WALES.

First dose vaccinations for young people UK Wide

All young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Guidance and support

Staying safe

Includes advice on preventing the spread of coronavirus, mental health and domestic abuse

Testing and self-isolating

Includes information on getting tested for coronavirus, reporting your results and how to self-isolate

International travel

Includes filling in your passenger locator form, red list countries and using your NHS COVID Pass

Vaccination

Includes information on booking vaccination and booster appointments, and vaccine safety

COVID-19 booster vaccine information

Long COVID

Includes advice, support and treatment options

Self-employment and businesses

Includes keeping your business safe and getting financial support

Work and support

Includes guidance on finding work, self-employment and benefits
  • Guidance on finding work, claiming benefits, and managing debts and pensions if you’re being made redundant.

Schools, universities, education and childcare

Includes guidance for parents, carers, students and education settings

See specific guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Announcements

See all announcements

UK statistics

Total vaccinations

49.3 million

people have received their first dose

Last updated 14 October 2021

Vaccination data from the coronavirus data dashboard


Daily hospital admissions

827

new patients have been admitted to hospital

Last updated 11 October 2021

Healthcare data from the coronavirus data dashboard


Daily new cases

44,932

people tested positive with COVID-19

Last updated 15 October 2021

Cases data from the coronavirus data dashboard


All coronavirus information on GOV.UK