Latest Information and Advice
Nationally, Public Health England are leading on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The Public Health England Coronavirus Information website contains all the latest news, information and advice relating to the virus and its symptoms.
- The situation in the UK
- Information about the virus
- Advice for travellers
- Summary of action taken
- Diagnosis and analysis
- Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family
- Guidance for consumers on coronavirus (COVID-19) and food hygiene
- Further information
- Full guidance on staying at home and away from others
Precautions you can take
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. This is particularly important after using public transport.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home. Do not attend work or school.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. Catch it, bin it, kill it [933.22KB]
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.
- If you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Mental Health advice and guidance
Please direct people to the Every Mind Matters page which gives hints and tips on dealing which will help people self-isolating or feeling anxious about the COVID-19 situation: NHS Every Mind Matters
Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is available from GOV.UK here: COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing
Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is available from GOV.UK here: COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing