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

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

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

    The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

  3. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

  7. 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.

  8. Closing certain businesses and venues

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

  9. COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

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

  10. 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.

  11. Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    Find out if you’re eligible, and how much your employer can claim if they put you on temporary leave (“furlough”) because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  12. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

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

  13. COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

    Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

  14. 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.

  15. Further details on exams and grades announced

    Further details on arrangements for exams which have been cancelled to fight spread of coronavirus

  16. Government launches new drive on coronavirus tests for frontline NHS staff

    NHS staff will be first in line for a new coronavirus (COVID-19) testing programme being developed in collaboration with government and industry.

  17. Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support grant funding - guidance for local authorities

    Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

  18. Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

    Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  19. Coronavirus (COVID-19): maintaining educational provision

    Guidance about maintaining educational provision for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England.

  20. Coronavirus (COVID-19) action plan

    What the health and social care system across the UK has done to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and what it plans to do next.