What you need to know about Coronavirus

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Latest information about coronavirus

Updated 25 March 2020

 

Government information and advice

 

Information for health professionals

NHS England: coronavirus for health professionals

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

 

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  •  any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  •  travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

 

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

See separate advice about:

·      Staying at home if you’re at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus

·      Staying at home if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus

How to stop infection spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.

 

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get back home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Don't

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 

Looking after your health and wellbeing

To help yourself stay well while you're at home:

  • stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media
  • try to keep yourself busy – you could try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching films
  • do light exercise at home, or outside once a day

 

For more advice, see:


 


For media enquiries please contact the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) press office on any of the three numbers for Coronavirus enquiries:

  • 020 7972 1186
  • 020 7972 3023
  • 020 7972 2329

For Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) related enquiries, during normal working hours (Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm) contact your local CCG:

For urgent and emergency enquiries (Monday to Friday and 5pm - 8am and over the weekend) please call 07876843173.