We want to make sure you have access to as much information relating to COVID-19 as possible. Please see below for links to the latest guidance.
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do
Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak.
NHS overview and advice
NHS advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including what to do if you think you have it and how to reduce your chances of getting it.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus
Digital isolation note for patients
To reduce the burden on GP practices a new online system, created by the NHS and the Department for Work and Pensions, is now live for patients to be emailed a digital isolation note. Isolation notes provide patients with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to coronavirus, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, and so cannot work. As isolation notes can be obtained without contacting a doctor, this will reduce the pressure on GP surgeries and prevent people needing to leave their homes. The notes can be accessed through the NHS website and NHS 111 online.
After answering a few questions, an isolation note will be emailed to the user. If theydon’t have an email address, they can have the note sent to a trusted family member or friend, or directly to their employer. The service can also be used to generate an isolation note on behalf of someone else.
Guide to social distancing
This guidance is for everyone, including children. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Find guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK here
Guidance on shielding
Find guidance for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers here
Guidance on staying at home and away from others
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Find more information on this here
Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
If you're pregnant and worried about coronavirus, you can get advice about coronavirus and pregnancy from the Royal College of Obstretricians and Gynaecologists
Schools and other educational settings
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students. Find out more
Information for carers
As the situation with coronavirus evolves, it's important to know what support is available to you as a carer and those you look after. Visit Carers UK for more information
Information for children
BBC’s Newsround has some great resources for children and answers to some of the common questions being asked by the younger generation. Find out more here
Coronavirus fact sheet for children: Information for children to help them understand what Coronavirus is, the importance of hand washing and how to help stop the virus spreading is available on the Campaign Resource Centre. This was developed by the Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust. They have also made an animation to go with it. A We Transfer link to the video for download is here.
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Every Mind Matters
If you know someone struggling with their mental health, there are lots of things you can do. Find out how you can help and support them. There is also specific tips and expert advice to help them look after their mental health and wellbeing if they are worried or anxious about coronavirus (COVID-19)