Official government advice

The latest advice and updates from central government. Details here.

NHS advice

Advice for everyone on Coronavirus (COVID-19) including for people at higher risk. Details here.

Handwashing guidelines

How to wash your hands with soap and water and rub them with alchoholic handrub. Details here.

Government advice on staying at home
To stop coronavirus spreading, people are being asked to stay at home as much as possible. Details here.

Government guidance on social distancing
Keeping away from other people: new rules to follow from 23 March 2020. Details here.

Government information for shielding and protecting people defined on medicial grouns as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person

If you've received a letter from the NHS that confirms you are at high risk and therefore need to shield yourself for 12 weeks, please register so that you have help from the government when you need it. Details here.

Advice on the government's business support grant funding
Guidance on the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. Details here.

Support for victims of domestic abuse
For anyone who feels that they are at risk of domestic abuse. Details here.

Weekly shopping vouchers

Vouchers worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed due to coronavirus (eligible children only). Details here.

Fraud and phishing texts

Beware of scam emails and texts offering you money from the government and pretending to be from HMRC. Details here.

Advice about fraud from Thames Valley Police

Every year, billions of pounds are lost to fraudsters and many are taking advantage of the pandemic to scam members of the public. Find out more about fraud, how to spot it and how to report it. Details here.