Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Stay alert. Control the virus. Save lives.

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance from people not in your household (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:

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

Check the NHS website if you have symptoms

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

Businesses and self-employed people

School openings, education and childcare

See specific guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Announcements

See all announcements

Press conferences and speeches

Broadcast 9 July 2020

Statistics

All coronavirus information on GOV.UK