Coronavirus (COVID-19): Public health advice

National restrictions from 5 November to 2 December

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, the Government is taking the following action:

  • Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes
  • Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes
  • Closing certain businesses and venues

Find out more or download a handy poster that explains the restrictions.

Stay alert

To help control the virus, and protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

If you experience symptoms, book a test and do not leave home for 14 days.

Read more about what you can and can't do

WhatsApp information service

The government has set up a WhatsApp information service for latest information etc. Send Hi to 0786006442

Useful guidance

Testing for coronavirus

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms you are now eligible to book a swab test to find out if you have the virus.

If you know anybody in England or Wales without internet access, a new telephone service is available to book - just tell them to dial 119.

Updated 5 November 2020