The basics

It’s everyone’s responsibility to help stop the spread of the virus and reduce the risk to other people, particularly the most vulnerable.  From 5 November to 2 December, England will be in lockdown with specific restrictions. Visit for full details.

If you do need to go out, please keep your distance from other people (at least 2m where possible), wash your hands regularly, wear a mask where needed, and self-isolate and get a test if you have symptoms.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have any of these symptoms please self-isolate and get a test.  Anyone you live with or in your ‘support bubble’ will need to isolate and be tested too.

NHS COVID-19 app

Download the NHS COVID-19 app. It's the fastest way of knowing when you're at risk from COVID-19. The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community.

You can find out more about the app here.


Useful links:

NHS health advice 

Latest Government measures 

Looking after your mental health 

Face masks (PDF, 426KB)

Last Updated: 5 November 2020