Government and NHS advice

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • 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.

For the latest advice and guidance from the government on social distancing visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

If someone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus, everyone in the household should stay at home for 14 days.The full guidance is available at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19.

Coronavirus Information Service

The UK Government has launched a GOV.​UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp. The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services. 

To use the free GOV.​UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started. 

A set of menu options is then presented which the user can choose from and then be sent relevant guidance from GOV.​UK pages as well as links to GOV.​UK for further information. 

More information on the Gov.uk Coronavirus information service on WhatsApp.