For full coronavirus guidelines, see the government websites for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

The latest coronavirus guidelines

There’s a lot of info out there and things are changing all the time.  

Here are the main things to remember about keeping yourself and others safe: 

  • work from home if you can. If not, talk to your employer about the safest place to work 
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • you should wear a mask in enclosed spaces, like shops and on public transport 
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds or more 
  • do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. That means: 
    •  a high temperature 
    •  a new, continuous cough 
    • loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.  
    • Find more symptoms from the NHS

Local coronavirus restrictions 

Local restrictions may be put in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus. 

There are currently some local restrictions in place. Check the government page for local restrictions for all the areas affected.   

If you are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable and were previously asked to shield, you don’t currently need to shield during local lockdowns, but it is important that you still follow all the guidance carefully.