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General guidance for the public

Listing of government guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What you need to do, updated daily.

Guidance: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do, updated 24 June 2020.

Local outbreaks

Oral statement to Parliament, Local action to tackle coronavirus in Leicester, published 29 June 2020

Staying alert and going outdoors

The initial 'Staying at home' guidance was replaced by 'Stay alert, control the virus, save lives' guidance, in the Prime Minister's address to the nation on 10 May 2020 and in Our plan to rebuild: the UK Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy, updated 12 June 2020.

Guidance, Meeting people from outside your household from 4 July, published 25 June 2020.

Guidance Staying alert and safe (social distancing), updated 24 June 2020, includes guidance on social bubbles.

Guidance Staying safe outside your home, the principles you should follow to ensure that time spent outside your home is as safe as possible, updated 24 June 2020.

Coronavirus - Guidance on access to green spaces updated 14 June 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on phased return of sport and recreation, published 30 June 2020. There is separate guidance for personal trainers and elite athletes.


The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 26 March 2020 in England, and required the closure of non-essential premises and the public to restrict their movement to avoid the spread of Coronavirus. Equivalent legislation applies in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 regarding outdoor exercise and actitivies. Came into effect on 13 May 2020.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 on further relaxations to lockdown. Came into effect on 1 June 2020.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020, permit shops to open and certain outdoor attractions, enable churches to open for private prayer, and make provision for 'social bubbles'. Came into effect on 15 June 2020.

Policing the pandemic - Police guidance on how they should police the pandemic.

Wearing a cloth face covering

Guidance, How to wear and make a cloth face covering, updated 4 June 2020.

Guidance, Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers, updated 29 June 2020. Includes the mandatory rules on wearing face coverings on public transport.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020.

Face masks and coverings to be worn by all NHS hospital staff and visitors, published 5 June 2020.

NHS England, Visiting healthcare inpatient settings during the COVID-19 pandemic 5 June 2020, Version 1.

Shielding of those who are clinically extremely vulnerable

Shielding update: letter to patients, 22 June 2020, translations and accessible formats.

Press release, Plans to ease guidance for over 2 million shielding, published 22 June 2020.

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from Covid-19, updated 23 June 2020. This contains advice on when people who are shielding can leave their homes and on visits from those providing care services. It is due to be revised, in the light of the press release above.

Dealing with a possible COVID-19 infection

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, updated 18 June 2020. 

NHS 111 Online - Get coronavirus (COVID-19) advice. People who have a new continuous cough OR a high temperature (37.8 degrees Celsius or higher) OR a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you should stay at home for 7 days. Use this on-line tool from the NHS to find out what to do if you, or somebody else, may have symptoms of COVID-19.

NHS England has Health at home advice on how to access NHS services online.

International travel advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from border rules in England and Northern Ireland, updated 8 June 2020. This includes a registered health or care professional travelling to the UK to provide essential healthcare, including where this is not related to coronavirus.

Guidance, Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK, published 11 June 2020.

Guidance, Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19), updated 11 June 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) essential international travel guidanceupdated: 11 June 2020.

Other guidance and advice

Check if you should go back into work This is an online service people can use to check if they should go back to work, and what they can do if they should not be going into work. England only.

Guidance, Closing certain businesses and venues in England, updated 15 June 2020, sets out what businesses, shops and venues can open and which must remain closed.

Guidance COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic, updated 29 June 2020.

Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments, published 10 June 2020. This includes guidance, Q & As, template contingency plan and template letter confirming the worker is a personal care assistant.

Government guidance How to help safely, published 23 April 2020, has been issued to friends, families and volunteers. The guidance also contains advice on staying safe for people receiving assistance.

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Accessing food and essential supplies, published 23 June 2020. How to get food and other essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, if you are clinically extremely vulnerable or not.

The Food Standards Agency has issued guidance for consumers on what they need to know about coronavirus and food, published 25 April 2020.

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