Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

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  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

News and communications

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  1. New free online learning platform to boost workplace skills

    Online platform ‘The Skills Toolkit’ will help people to build their skills during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

  2. New guarantee on death in service benefits for frontline health and care staff during pandemic

    The families of health and care workers on the frontline in England will benefit from a new life assurance scheme during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  3. Youth, Peace and Security

    Statement by Ambassador James Roscoe, UK Acting Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Open Debate on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Youth, Peace and Security

  4. New guidance for social landlords on essential moves

    Councils and housing associations should continue to support vulnerable people to move home.

  5. Small businesses boosted by bounce back loans

    New 100% government backed loan scheme for small business

  6. Chancellor’s statement to Parliament

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today (27 April) updated the House of Commons on the Government’s economic response to Coronavirus.

  7. eAlert: 27 April 2020 - How the Forestry Commission is supporting the forestry sector during the coronavirus outbreak

    This eAlert provides updates on how coronavirus is impacting on the Forestry Commission's business and what we are doing to support the sector.

  8. State of emergency in Yemen: Minister for the Middle East's statement

    The UK urges the parties to resume their efforts to implement the Riyadh Agreement and restore security and stability to southern Yemen.

  9. UK Government and Welsh Government ministers host virtual Q&A with Welsh business leaders

    Ministers from the UK Government and Welsh Government underline joint commitment to support businesses through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

  10. Forestry Commission operational update: coronavirus

    This update provides details on the Forestry Commission's working practices during the coronavirus outbreak.

  11. Perth COVID-19 regional testing centre to open for key workers

    A drive-through coronavirus testing centre is to open at Perth College for key workers.

  12. Extra month to claim for farm payments

    Farmers and land managers now have until 15 June to apply for BPS payments and to claim funding for their environmental and woodland work under other schemes

  13. Letter from the Paymaster General to the European Commission and the European External Action Service: 27 April 2020

    A letter from the Paymaster General Penny Mordaunt to Michel Barnier and Helga Schmid.

  14. Recruitment for Independent Reviewer of Prevent launched

    The government has launched an open competition to appoint the next Independent Reviewer of Prevent.

  15. A proud partnership, a cherished friendship – UK and Israel united for 70 years

    On the 70th anniversary of the UK opening its embassy in Tel Aviv, James Cleverly celebrates the partnership between the UK and Israel.

  16. Analysis Function Career Story: Charlotte O'Brien

    Working in analysis in government can provide a variety of roles and opportunities, as Charlotte O'Brien explains.

  17. COP26 President remarks at first day of Petersberg Climate Dialogue

    COP26 President Alok Sharma spoke on the first day of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, which is co-hosted by the UK and Germany.

  18. Letter to the ACMD on advice on emergency legislation to enable supply of controlled drugs

    A response from the Home Secretary to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs on COVID-19 emergency measures to enable the supply of controlled drugs.

  19. Storage limit for frozen eggs, sperm and embryos extended during coronavirus outbreak

    The storage time will be extended by 2 years so that those undergoing fertility treatment during the coronavirus outbreak have more time to continue treatment.

  20. First ‘Foodbank Thursday’ success for new response team

    Employees from Sellafield Ltd are among those using their project skills to plan and coordinate a team of 50 volunteers.