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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  1. Get Safe Online

    Advice on how to protect yourself, your children or your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and other problems online

  2. Government announces further measures on social distancing 

    Entertainment and hospitality premises to close temporarily and people urged to only travel if absolutely essential.

  3. Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

  4. Major new measures to protect people at highest risk from coronavirus

    A raft of new measures, including a helpline for the most in need of support, have been set out for those considered to be extremely vulnerable.

  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

    Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.

  6. Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons

    This page provides guidance for families and friends of those in prison in England and Wales during the coronavirus pandemic.

  7. PM statement on coronavirus: 25 March 2020

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement on coronavirus.

  8. High consequence infectious diseases (HCID)

    Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England.

  9. Government sets out plans to enforce closure of businesses and other venues

    Local government will be responsible for enforcing regulations requiring those businesses asked to close.

  10. Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

    This guidance applies to people buying or selling private residential homes which they intend to live in.

  11. COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

    Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  12. Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

    The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.

  13. Spain travel advice

    Latest travel advice for Spain including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health

  14. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals and businesses in Wales

    Use this page to navigate the latest guidance on the virus for people in Wales…

  15. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals and businesses in Scotland

    Use this page to navigate the guidance on the virus for people in Scotland.

  16. Coronavirus: MOT centre and tester guidance

    Guidance on providing MOT tests during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including how to limit the spread of coronavirus.

  17. Turkey travel advice

    Latest travel advice for Turkey including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health

  18. India travel advice

    Latest travel advice for India including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health

  19. USA travel advice

    Latest travel advice for USA including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health

  20. Coronavirus: MOTs for lorries, buses and trailers

    Your lorry, bus or trailer will be exempt from needing an MOT for 3 months from 21 March 2020.