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. Response to the Financial Times article on ventilators

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

  2. 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.

  3. PM call with President Trump: 27 March 2020

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with President Donald Trump.

  4. 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.

  5. Updated French professional travel waiver certificate

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

  6. French personal travel waiver certificate

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

  7. Repatriation flights from Peru

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office charters more repatriation flights from Peru to help British nationals return home.

  8. Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed to support key industries during COVID-19

    Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years.

  9. PM video message on coronavirus: 27 March 2020

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson recorded a video message on testing positive for coronavirus.

  10. MHRA services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

    How to get in touch with the MHRA during this period.

  11. Government to suspend competition law to support Isle of Wight ferry routes

    Competition law to be temporarily suspended to allow ferry operators to maintain a crucial lifeline between the island and the mainland.

  12. COVID-19 IMPACT: UK Visa Application Centre in Accra Closure

    Due to the international effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus, the UK Visa Application Centre in Accra will be closed to the public effective immediately.

  13. Government to provide free car parking for NHS and social care staff

    The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is giving immediate financial backing for all NHS trusts to provide free car parking to NHS staff for the duration of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  14. International co-operation only way to get travellers home and beat coronavirus, says the Foreign Secretary

    Dominic Raab gave a statement after the US-chaired session where G7 Foreign Ministers committed to use their collective powers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  15. PM statement on coronavirus: 25 March 2020

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement on coronavirus.

  16. COVID-19: hotel accommodation to support key workers and vulnerable people

    Letter regarding the exemption for hotels, hostels and B&Bs to open so they can offer accommodation to key workers and support rough sleepers to keep them off the streets and in suitable accommodation.

  17. COVID-19: Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

    Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat Coronavirus?

  18. Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

    The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.

  19. Vehicle owners to be granted MOT exemption in battle against coronavirus

    Temporary exemption will enable vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  20. Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19

    Businesses will be given an additional 3 months to file accounts with Companies House to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impact of COVID-19.