COVID-19 – National Guidance

Below you will find some useful links to national guidance on the virus from NHS England, Public Health England, and the Government.

Department of Health & Social Care

A Department of Health & Social Care Twitter page is updated regularly throughout the day with the latest statistics and information.

NHS information

General overview and information on coronavirus (COVID-19) from NHS England.

SCIE guidance

Advice for councils and care providers as the government works to delay the spread of COVID-19. However this information may be useful should you have a loved one in a care home or receiving care.

Staying Alert (Published 11 May 2020)

The government has set out its new plan to return life to as near normal as quickly and fairly as possible in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS.

Latest advice from

Latest information and advice from the Government.

NHS 111 COVID-19 Service

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus (COVID-19) service that can tell you if you need medical help and advice you what to do.

COVID 19 guidance: Multi formats

COVID 19 guidance for self-isolation and social distancing has been translated into the following languages: Arabic, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Polish and Welsh.

EASY READ Information

General information about coronavirus (COVID-19) in an easyread format.

Stay at home guidelines

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others from the Government.

Help for Extremely Vulnerable People

Information and a Registration Page from the government for those who are extremely vulnerable and require support.

Guidance on shielding and protecting vulnerable people

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas

Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

NHS Visitor guidance

NHS England has produced guidance for visitors highlighting the exceptional circumstances in which a visitor – and only one – may be permitted.

GOV.UK WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Service

The purpose of this is to combat the spread of misinformation propagated through WhatsApp on an Official Government channel. To use the service, simply add +44 7860 064422 to your contacts and send a WhatsApp message saying “Hi”.