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. First food parcels delivered to clinically vulnerable people

    The first free food boxes containing essential supplies have been delivered to those at highest risk from coronavirus.

  2. Government agrees measures with telecoms companies to support vulnerable consumers through COVID-19

    A joint statement from the Government, Ofcom and the telecommunications industry.

  3. PM letter to nation on coronavirus

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson is writing to every UK household to urge them to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

  4. Regulations temporarily suspended to fast-track supplies of PPE to NHS staff and protect companies hit by COVID-19

    New measures announced today will give vital support to frontline NHS staff battling COVID-19 and support businesses under pressure as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter from the Secretary of State to the social care workforce

    The letter thanks the social care workforce for their help on coronavirus (COVID-19) so far.

  6. Response to the Financial Times article on ventilators

    Response to 28/03/20 edition of FT Weekend's claims on ventilators.

  7. COVID-19: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions by British Nationals in Pakistan

    We understand that the unprecedented COVID-19 global crisis has caused huge disruption and anxiety.

  8. Culture at your fingertips from home

    Across the UK, arts organisations, museums and theatres are unveiling innovative digital plans to ensure culture and creativity is accessible for all

  9. Coronavirus (COVID-19) and high blood pressure medication

    There is no evidence from clinical or epidemiological studies that treatment with ACE-I or ARBs might worsen COVID-19 infection.

  10. British nationals in Canada: returning to the UK

    In light of coronarvirus (COVID-19), we strongly recommend that if you live in the UK and are currently travelling in Canada you should return now, while commercial routes are available.

  11. PM call with President Trump: 27 March 2020

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with President Donald Trump.

  12. COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

    Here you will find answers to FAQs from British Nationals who are travelling, working, studying or temporarily living in Canada and abroad.

  13. 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.

  14. Letter from Minister Hall to caravan and park home owners

    Letter to all caravan and park home site owners to make clear that they should remain open for key workers and vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  15. eAlert: 27 March 2020 - COVID-19 update

    This eAlert contains updates on some of the Forestry Commission's working practices in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  16. How the Welsh Government migrated their technology to the cloud

    How the Welsh Government planned and migrated their technology systems, services and data to the cloud.

  17. Updated French professional travel waiver certificate

    Translation of the Updated French professional travel exemption relating to the COVID-19 decree.

  18. French personal travel waiver certificate

    A translation of the updated French personal travel exemption relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) decree.

  19. Survey and Inspection information update

    COVID-19 advice for survey and inspection, update to MIN 612.

  20. Survey and inspection customer update – COVID-19

    Revised contact details for MCA marine offices