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

New rules for travelling or returning to England England

  • New international travel system from 4 Oct: red list and rest of world
  • Changes to rules for fully vaccinated travellers coming from non-red list countries
  • 8 destinations removed from red list including Turkey and Pakistan

Autumn and winter plan 2021 England

The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.

Booster vaccine dose for people most at risk from COVID-19 UK Wide

People aged 50 years and over, care home residents, frontline health and social care workers, and those aged 16 to 49 years with specific underlying health conditions will be offered a booster vaccine dose. Find out more about the booster vaccine on NHS.UK.

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

Booster vaccine dose for people most at risk from COVID-19 UK Wide

People aged 50 years and over, care home residents, frontline health and social care workers, and those aged 16 to 49 years with specific underlying health conditions will be offered a booster vaccine dose. Find out more about the booster vaccine on NHS.UK.

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.

Latest regulations Northern Ireland

Since 10 September up to 15 people can meet in a person’s home, dancing is allowed at weddings and civil partnerships, and rules for bars and restaurants have been eased. Find out what you can and cannot do in Northern Ireland on nidirect.

Changes in Scotland

Booster vaccine dose for people most at risk from COVID-19 UK Wide

People aged 50 years and over, care home residents, frontline health and social care workers, and those aged 16 to 49 years with specific underlying health conditions will be offered a booster vaccine dose. Find out more about the booster vaccine on NHS.UK.

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.

No current protection levels Scotland

To keep each other safe, there remain a number of principles and some legal requirements you should follow. Read the latest coronavirus guidance for Scotland on GOV.SCOT.

Changes in Wales

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.

Booster vaccine dose for people most at risk from COVID-19 UK Wide

People aged 50 years and over, care home residents, frontline health and social care workers, and those aged 16 to 49 years with specific underlying health conditions will be offered a booster vaccine dose. Find out more about the booster vaccine on NHS.UK.

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.

Alert level 0 Wales

Most restrictions have been lifted. You still need to wear a face covering in many places including public transport. Read the latest coronavirus guidance for Wales on GOV.WALES.

Guidance and support

Staying safe

Testing and self-isolating

International travel

Vaccination

COVID-19 booster vaccine information

Long COVID

Self-employment and businesses

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Work and support

Schools, universities, education and childcare

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Announcements

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UK statistics

Total vaccinations

48.7 million

people have received their first dose

Last updated 22 September 2021

Vaccination data from the coronavirus data dashboard


Daily hospital admissions

714

new patients have been admitted to hospital

Last updated 19 September 2021

Healthcare data from the coronavirus data dashboard


Daily new cases

36,710

people tested positive with COVID-19

Last updated 23 September 2021

Cases data from the coronavirus data dashboard


All coronavirus information on GOV.UK