Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

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.

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

Check the NHS website if you have symptoms

Find help if you’re struggling because of coronavirus

For example, with paying bills, being out of work, or taking care of your mental health.

Find help

Guidance and support

Additional guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


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Press conference

Live streamed 3 May 2020

All coronavirus information on GOV.UK