How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including how you can avoid catching or spreading coronavirus.

Visit the NHS website for self-isolation advice if you have coronavirus symptoms.

The GOV.UK website provides guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19), including information on cleaning and the disposal of waste.

The guidance is also available in an easy-read format:

* recently updated June 2020

Government response and action plan

COVID-19 guidance for health professionals and other organisations

These pages contain Information on COVID-19 including guidance for professionals helping people in education, transport and other sectors.

COVID-19 guidance for clinicians

These pages have links to the up-to-date guidance healthcare professionals need to respond to COVID-19.

Public information materials

You can find some of the key public information materials from Public Health England below, in a variety of formats:

British Sign Language (BSL) advice videos

You can watch these videos individually or as a playlist

Government coronavirus information service on WhatsApp

The UK Government has launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp. The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services.

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to this number to get started.

A set of options is then presented which the user can choose from.  By replying with the relevant option number you will be sent relevant guidance from GOV.UK pages as well as links to GOV.UK for further information.

Screenshot of Government's WhatsApp coronavirus information service on an iphone

Screenshot of Government’s WhatsApp coronavirus information service in action

You can read the GOV.UK news story Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp for more information.

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