Coronavirus Covid 19 public advice

Coronavirus Covid 19 Information & Advice

Household Resilience Plan

Think about:

  • Who can support you stay at home by carrying out the essentials for your (food shopping, collecting prescriptions etc)
  • What local shops / pubs / takeaways will deliver to you?
  • Who can help with your pets / walk your dog?
  • Who relies on you for support at the moment?  What support do you carry out and who can help them? 
  • Do you have the key contact numbers you need?  Neighbours, chemists etc

Test and Trace

Download the NHS Test and Trace app. This will enable the public to register their visits to venues and also notify you if you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus and enable you to self-isolate, helping you to do your part to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Download the NHS Test and Trace App from Apple App Store

Download the NHS Test and Trace App from Google Play Store


How to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19


  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • 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 immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • Only travel on public transport if you need to
  • Work from home, if you can
  • Avoid social activities, 
  • Avoid events with large groups of people
  • Use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services


  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

If you need to self-isolate

If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you'll usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days.

You'll usually need to self-isolate for 14 days if:

  • someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
  • someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
  • you've been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace

Only use 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
  • Use the 111 online coronavirus service 
  • Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Helpful links

NHS advice and information on COVID 19 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UK government response 

Government travel advice