Government and NHS advice

Staying safe

The government issued guidance on staying safe outside your home whilst still following essential social distancing rules. This guidance stresses that people should still stay at home wherever possible. There are frequently asked questions that set out what you can and cannot do.

As shops begin to reopen, we are concerned about the greater risk to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and want to ensure people know how to protect themselves when visiting the high street. Video in Punjabi.

Go to the government’s website for advice on staying alert and safe (social distancing) until 4 JulyStaying alert and safe (social distancing) after 4 July, self isolation, travelling safely and returning from abroad

The London Fire Brigade has issued advice on staying safe in your homes while spending more time indoors during the current period.

Health advice and shielding

Go to the NHS for the latest health and well-being advice, translations of NHS advice and advice on entitlements for migrant patients.

Residents that are considered at high risk of hospitalisation if they catch COVID-19 have been advised by the NHS to socially shield. Find out who has to shield and register for shielding support.

Test and Trace

Testing for COVID-19 is now available for anyone who is showing symptoms. Find out more about the symptoms to watch out for and how to arrange a test.

Public Health England has published advice for people with a possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

There is also guidance for people who have come into contact with a person who has a confirmed COVID-19 infection but does not live with the person.