Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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    Find out about the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and what you need to do.

  2. Sign in to your Universal Credit account

    Sign in to your Universal Credit account - report a change, add a note to your journal, see your payments and do other tasks

  3. Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

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  6. Staying at home and away from others (social distancing)

    The single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

  7. COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

    Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

  8. Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person

    Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

  9. Claim for your employee’s wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (“furlough”) due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

  10. HMRC services: sign in or register

    Sign in or register for your personal or business tax account, Self Assessment, Corporation Tax, PAYE for employers, VAT and other services

  11. Tax your vehicle

    Renew or tax your vehicle for the first time using a reminder letter, your log book or the green 'new keeper' slip - and how to tax if you do not have any documents

  12. Claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme

    Use this scheme if you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus.

  13. Apply for Universal Credit

    Apply for Universal Credit - a monthly payment to help with your living costs if you’re on a low income or out of work.

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  15. Check the MOT history of a vehicle

    Check the MOT history of a vehicle from 2005 onwards, including if it passed or failed, its mileage and why it failed

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    Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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    Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

  18. Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020

    Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.

  19. Closing certain businesses and venues

    This document provides guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures.

  20. Benefits

    Includes eligibility, appeals, tax credits and Universal Credit