Guidance overview: How to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice for everyone to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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The information on this page has been superseded by information in the following guidance: Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread from 19 July

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How to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19): easy read

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Amharic)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Arabic)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Bengali)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Simplified Chinese)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Traditional Chinese)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Farsi)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (French)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Gujarati)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Hindi)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Kurdish)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Lithuanian)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Nepali)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Pahari)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Pashto)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Polish)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Portuguese)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Punjabi - Gurmukhi)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Punjabi - Shahmukhi)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Romanian)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Shona)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Slovak)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Somali)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Spanish)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Tagalog)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Tamil)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Tigrinya)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Turkish)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Ukrainian)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Urdu)

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How to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Sylheti)

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Details

This guidance is for everyone to help reduce the risk of catching coronavirus (COVID-19) and passing it on to others. By following these steps, you will help to protect yourself, your loved ones and those in your community.

Published 2 February 2021
Last updated 11 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated existing translations and more languages added.

  2. Updated easy read in line with meeting friends and family guidance, which came into effect on 17 May 2021.

  3. Updated to include information on reducing the risk when meeting friends and family.

  4. Removed advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable to maintain social distancing with members of their household. Updated translations and easy read versions.

  5. Amended Easy read to remove references to national lockdown and updated links to guidance on what you can and cannot do.

  6. Removed references to national lockdown and updated links to guidance on what you can and cannot do.

  7. Added easy-read version.

  8. Added Punjabi translation.

  9. Added Gujarati translation.

  10. Added translations.

  11. First published.