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. 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.

  2. MAIB safety digest 1/2020 published

    A collection of lessons learned from marine accidents.

  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

  4. 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

  5. National Living Wage increase raises income of low-paid workers

    National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates increased on 1 April.

  6. New advice to protect homes of England’s seahorses and seabream

    Natural England has published nine new draft Conservation Advice packages to enable developers and operators to understand the impact of their proposed development on habitats and species in protected sites across England.

  7. Statement on Afghanistan at Meeting of Members of the UN Security Council

    UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN, Jonathan Allen, underlines UK support for Afghanistan in response to COVID-19 and urges progress towards a peace process.

  8. First new ventilators to roll off production line this weekend as industry answers call to step up manufacturing

    The first devices from the Government’s ventilator challenge will roll off the production line this weekend, ahead of delivery to the NHS next week, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has announced today.

  9. Pregnant prisoners to be temporarily released from custody

    Pregnant women in custody who do not pose a high risk of harm to the public will be temporarily released from prison.

  10. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster opens the coronavirus press conference: 31 March 2020

    Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove opens the daily coronavirus press conference.

  11. Biometrics Commissioner 2019 annual report: update

    Update on the status of the Biometrics Commissioner annual report for 2019.

  12. Chancellor waives duties and VAT on vital medical imports

    Chancellor waives import taxes on vital medical equipment including ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing

  13. General licences introduced for the humane trapping of stoats

    New measures to improve the welfare of trapped stoats in line with internationally agreed standards.

  14. Addressing human rights and peace negotiations in Afghanistan

    Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Afghanistan

  15. Decision on sea trout netting season extension announced

    A report has been published revealing the results of a five-week public consultation on extending the sea trout netting season in Yorkshire and the North East.

  16. Secretary of State participates in Joint Ministerial COVID-19 conference call

    A Joint statement following a COVID-19 call chaired by Secretary of State and Tanaiste.

  17. Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

    A joint statement from the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, the Minister for Care, and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families.

  18. MHRA approves new life-saving breathing aid to help keep coronavirus (COVID-19) patients out of intensive care

    Adapted breathing aid developed by UCL, UCLH and Mercedes Formula One provides vital technology to NHS.

  19. New advice for safe funerals after discussions with faith leaders

    Public Health England has published new guidance to ensure funerals are conducted safely, consistent with social distancing principles.

  20. Oil and gas: OPRED communications

    Published communications issued to stakeholders relating to regulation of environmental and decommissioning activity for UK offshore oil and gas operations.