Official information

National Lockdown 

On 4 January,  the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown in England.

Please read the details on the Government's website.

Every action counts in the fight against coronavirus

Letting fresh air into enclosed spaces regularly throughout the day will help to reduce the spread of the virus.  Watch the video to find out more.

UK government and NHS - every action counts in the fight against coronavirus - screenshot from video

Latest government advice

There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other:

    • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

More coronavirus information on GOV.UK 

Latest NHS advice

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test and stay at home

Face coverings 

  • From 24 July, face coverings are mandatory in shops and supermarkets.
  • From 15 June, face coverings are required while using public transport in England. 
  • From 24 September: details on the additional use of face coverings in indoor settings

For more information, please visit the Government's website.  

Hand washing

Continue to wash your hands more often than usual, especially when you get home or into work, blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food. 
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue to catch it.

  • Throw it away to bin it.

  • Wash your hands frequently to kill it.

Don’t touch your face unless you’ve washed your hands.

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