Guidance

COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK, including children, and protecting older people and vulnerable people.

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Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (Arabic)

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COVID-19: guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (Bengali)

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Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (Traditional Chinese - Cantonese)

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Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (Simplified Chinese - Mandarin)

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Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (French)

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COVID-19: guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (Gujarati)

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Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (Polish)

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COVID-19: guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (Portuguese)

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COVID-19: guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (Punjabi)

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COVID-19: guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (Urdu)

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Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults (Welsh)

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Details

This guidance is for everyone, including children. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers.

Translated versions are included.

If you live in a residential care setting, guidance is available.

See updated full guidance on staying at home and away from others.

Published 16 March 2020
Last updated 23 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added new rules on staying at home and away from others.

  2. Added translated guidance.

  3. Added translated versions.

  4. First published.