My office has received an unprecedented amount of correspondence seeking help and advice. To ensure you get the right help as quickly as possible please check www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Anyone in England and Wales who has symptoms can now ask for a test, to get a test click here.
The government is committed to ensuring the right levels of intervention in the right places to manage outbreaks. Working with local authorities through the contain framework, the Government's approach has been simplified so that there are now 3 local COVID alert levels. The new system will see three alert levels, Medium, High and Very high. Further information can be found on the pages to the left including the restrictions which apply to each level. These local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area.
You can also check the local COVID alert level of your local area to see which level applies to you.
Further to this it is also critical that everybody continues to observe the following key behaviours:
- HANDS – Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
- FACE – Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
- SPACE – Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place.
The NHS COVID-19 app, now available in England and Wales, is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from coronavirus. You can download the app at:
- Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details...
- Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1520427663
- Find out more: https://covid19.nhs.uk/
These measures apply to England – but there may be different rules if you live in an area under local lockdown: and you should check local lockdown rules. If you are in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, different rules may apply.
More information can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus