Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Stay alert. Control the virus. Save lives.

Help control the virus

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

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

Get a test now. Do not leave home for at least 10 days

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.

Guidance and support

Work and financial support

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Businesses and self-employed people

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School openings, education and childcare

See specific guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


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Press conferences and speeches

Broadcast 31 July 2020


All coronavirus information on GOV.UK