Government and NHS advice

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.

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

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.

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.

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