Below is some advice about what you can do to protect yourself from coronavirus and to support your community to stay well.
The latest official government guidance on coronavirus can be found at:
What are the main symptoms of coronavirus?
What should I do if I show symptoms?
What should I do if my symptoms get worse?
Contact the NHS 111 coronavirus service if:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can make anyone seriously ill. But for some people, the risk is higher.
You can read more about the two levels of higher risk – clinically vulnerable and clinically extremely vulnerable – on www.nhs.uk.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you should have previously received a letter from the NHS or your GP telling you this.
It’s important to do what you can to reduce the risk of you and other people getting coronavirus. You can spread the virus even if you do not have symptoms.
To avoid the spread of coronavirus you must:
Do I need to wear a face covering?
If you can, you should wear something that covers your nose and mouth in places where it's hard to stay away from other people. There are some places where you must wear a face covering, such as:
However, you do not need to wear a face covering if you have a good reason not to.
The NHS has started vaccinating people against covid-19, started with those who are most vulnerable first.
The order in which people are prioritised for vaccination is based on national guidelines from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
You can also visit www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine for further information.
The NHS COVID-19 app is part of a large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called NHS Test and Trace.
The app is used to help notify users if they have come into contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus. The app also allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check into venues by scanning a QR code, and it helps the NHS trace individuals that have coronavirus.
Using the app also helps the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, so that local authorities can respond quickly to prevent it spreading further and save lives.
If you need medical help for another reason not related to coronavirus, the NHS is still here to help you get the care you need, although services may be operating differently.
Doctors of the World and the British Red Cross are working to translate NHS guidance on COVID-19 into a wider range of other languages here.
Deaf health charity Sign Health are also producing BSL videos based on national coronavirus guidance here.