Correct as of 24/09/2020
What you can and can't do
The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, but in a way that continues to protect our communities and our NHS.
Find out more about what you can and can't do including information about travel restrictions, how many people you're allowed to meet with and updates about restrictions with shops and business.
If you do go outside or meet with others, remember that it's still important to social distance, and keep to a maximum of 6 people.
If you think you might have coronavirus
A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
Loss or change in sense of smell or taste
What to do if you have these symptoms
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You should stay at home and self isolate.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
You must get a test. Find out more and book.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- Your condition gets worse
- Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
How to self isolate if you or someone in your house has coronavirus
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 however mild, self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19 – go to testing to arrange. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
For the latest guidance on self isolating, go here
How to avoid catching or spreading germs
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
Put used tissues in the bin straight away.
Wash your hands with soap and water often, and for 20 seconds – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
Getting tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available is available on the Government's website.
Face masks - when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own
The link below explains what face coverings are, their role in reducing the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), the settings in which they are recommended, and how they should be safely used and stored.