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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

News and communications

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  1. Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 7 April 2020

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 7 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Increase to Working Tax Credits - what this means

    The government has announced that Working Tax Credits payments will be increased from 6 April 2020 - find out what's happening and who this affects.

  3. Extra support for schools and parents to help cope with coronavirus

    The Government has announced a package of support, including additional funding and high-quality resources, to help schools deal with the challenges posed by coronavirus.

  4. £20 million for ambitious technologies to build UK resilience following coronavirus outbreak

    Businesses to help boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of coronavirus and similar future situations as a result of £20 million government funding.

  5. Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 6 April 2020

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 6 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to pharmacists from Jo Churchill

    The health minister's letter thanks pharmacy teams for their response to coronavirus so far.

  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to councils about local authority meetings and postponement of elections

    Letter from MHCLG to local authority chief executives on emergency legislation to support local authorities.

  8. French personal travel waiver certificate

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

  9. Business Secretary appeals to everyone to stay calm and carry on the good work

    Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, writes for The Sun on Sunday thanking workers and businesses for their support during the coronavirus pandemic.

  10. Foreign & Commonwealth Office steps up plans to bring home Britons stranded overseas

    The government increases efforts to bring home travellers stranded abroad by coronavirus (COVID-19) with extra flights and 10 more airlines joining its scheme.

  11. NHS asks people to share their coronavirus symptoms to help others

    A new Coronavirus Status Checker will help the NHS coordinate its response and build up additional data on the COVID-19 outbreak.

  12. UK medicines and medical devices regulator investigating 14 cases of fake or unlicensed COVID-19 medical products

    An increasing number of bogus medical products being sold through unauthorised websites claiming to treat or prevent COVID-19 are being investigated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

  13. Transport Secretary: continue to follow government guidelines on travel despite warm weather

    With warm weather this weekend people may feel tempted to head out more, but please stick to government guidance.

  14. World's largest trial of potential coronavirus treatments rolled out across the UK

    The largest randomised clinical trial of potential coronavirus (COVID-19) treatments is underway as part of the race to find a treatment.

  15. Data sharing during this public health emergency

    Health and care information will be vital in our response to coronavirus.

  16. How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020

    Ofqual sets out details for schools, colleges, students, parents & carers on how GCSEs and A levels will be awarded following the cancellation of this year's exams.

  17. Councils given new powers to hold public meetings remotely

    Local authorities in England handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology.

  18. Cash support for food redistribution during coronavirus outbreak

    The government has announced a £3 million fund for food redistribution organisations help them cut food waste during the coronavirus outbreak.

  19. Direction issued to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual

    A direction from Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education, to Sally Collier, Chief Regulator of Ofqual, about calculating summer 2020 grades in lieu of exam results.

  20. Almost £400 million to keep England’s buses running

    Greater funding to keep bus routes running during the coronavirus pandemic.