COVID-19: reducing transmission – what you can do to help

Advice on how you can help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This publication was withdrawn on

This guidance has been superseded by the information at How to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).



This guidance was withdrawn on 14 October 2020 following the introduction of local COVID alert levels. An updated version will be available soon.

Published 13 August 2020
Last updated 14 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Temporarily withdrawn following the introduction of local COVID alert levels.

  2. Removed reference to number of households allowed to meet.

  3. Added easy read version.

  4. Translated guidance temporarily removed while awaiting revision.

  5. Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet.

  6. Added translations in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

  7. Revised language in relation to self-isolation.

  8. Added link to a simple visual guide.

  9. First published.