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.

News and communications

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  1. COP26 postponement

    The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19.

  2. Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 1 April 2020

    Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 1 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on our services

    We are currently reviewing how we continue to deliver our services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and further details will be provided shortly.

  4. Alterations to our services - tribunals and hearings

    Following the unprecedented disruption caused by Coronavirus and the closure of IPO buildings, there are some alterations to the services we are providing at present.

  5. Call for evidence: Collaborative use of live facial recognition technology

    The Biometrics and Forensic Ethics group (BFEG) is investigating the ethical issues in the use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology in collaboration between police forces and private entities.

  6. Recovered appeal: land off Station Road, Long Melford, Suffolk (ref: 3214377 - 1 April 2020)

    Decision letter and Inspector’s Report for a recovered appeal.

  7. ESFA Update: 1 April 2020

    Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers

  8. Essential maintenance to our online services

    Planned maintenance at 8pm on Wednesday 1 April will affect our online service to extend your accounts filing deadline.

  9. Home Office grants £14 million funding for security at Jewish institutions

    The Home Office has provided the Community Security Trust to provide security measures at Jewish schools and synagogues.

  10. Planning Inspectorate Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    How the Planning Inspectorate are working through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  11. National Minimum and Living Wage increases come into effect

    The 2020 National Living Wage comes into effect today (Wednesday 1 April), a 6.2% increase on the previous rate.

  12. Academy for Social Justice events announcement

    All scheduled Academy events are postponed for the forseeable future.

  13. Pension investment advisor banned

    Wolverhampton financial advisor has been banned for 8 years after firm provided poor pension investment advice resulting in clients losing £7 million

  14. The VMD switchboard service is currently unavailable

    The VMD switchboard is currently unavailable due to a technical issue.

  15. Supply Chain Covid-19 procurement notice

    An update for our supply chain from Alan Hartley, our interim supply chain director

  16. 1 May 2020: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

    The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changes on 1 May 2020.

  17. Ambassador to Ireland discusses differences in the UK and Irish approach to tackling coronavirus

    An Op-ed by British Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett on coronavirus (COVID-19), originally published in the Irish Independent on Wednesday, April 1 2020.

  18. MAIB safety digest 1/2020 published

    A collection of lessons learned from marine accidents.

  19. Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    SSRO statement on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  20. High street benefits from £22 billion grants and business rates package

    Today high streets begin to receive £22 billion coronavirus boost, with grants of up to £25,000 already being paid into bank accounts of high street businesses