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.
COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, you must:
- Stay at home, except for specific purposes.
- Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
- Close certain businesses and venues.
These new measures will reduce the growth rate of the virus, which will:
- prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed
- ensure schools, colleges and universities can stay open
- ensure that as many people as possible can continue to work
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