Official information

Coronavirus hasn't gone away

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It’s important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others. 

From 19 July England moved to step 4 of the roadmap

Most legal restrictions have ended, removing social distancing and social contact restrictions and enabling remaining businesses to reopen. Find out what you should do to protect yourself and others

Fully vaccinated people returning to England from amber list countries will not need to quarantine. 

End of July

From 16 August 


  • The government will undertake a review to assess the country’s preparedness for autumn and winter, which will consider whether to continue or strengthen public and business guidance. 

Full details are available on the Government website. 

Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread 

NHS advice

If you have coronavirus symptoms you will need to get a test and stay at home.

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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