Public Health experts have been giving out a lot of advice to try and stop the virus. We have collated the key for you on this page.
Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
National lockdown rules apply in England. Stay at home. Find out what you can and cannot do.
Find out about coronavirus vaccination, including who will get the vaccine first and information about vaccine safety.
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.
Testing and tracing
Get a test to check if you have coronavirus, understand your test result and find out what to do if you're contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
Self-isolation and treating symptom
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
People at higher risk
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.
Social distancing and changes to everyday life
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
Take part in research
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.
Advice accurate as of June 2021
How do I protect myself?
1. Wash hands for about 20 seconds with soap and hot water. If there is no soap use hand sanitiser.
2. Use tissue for coughs and sneezes, and put tissue in the bin.
3. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
5. Avoid close contact with unwell people.
4. Wear a mask at all times outside your home.
What are the symptoms?
Fever (>37.8) and Tiredness
If you or someone you live with, has a 'new, continuous' cough or a high temperature, you should all stay at home for 10 days.
What should I do if I feel unwell?
If your symptoms get worse or are no better after 7 days, then seek medical advice.
This advice is from NHS England and up to date as of January 2021.