Government and NHS advice
Latest advice and guidance on staying safe and well from GOV.UK and the NHS.
Staying alert and safe (social distancing) after 4 July - the government has issued some advice on what you can and cannot do after lockdown eases on 4 July.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- Stay at home as much as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with other people
- Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- Wash your hands regularly
Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Keep up to date
► UK Government Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp - free to use service aiming to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Public health information
Public Health England (PHE) is working closely with NHS colleagues and Essex County Council to manage the situation and help reduce the risk of further cases.
► Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection - Public Health England advice
► Test and trace service - those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive must isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms
► Social distancing - staying alert and safe; guidance for everyone in the UK
► Staying safe outside your home - new guidance for working, travelling and exercising
► Working safely during coronavirus - the government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible
► NHS advice - NHS advice on the risks, the symptoms and what to do if you think you have coronavirus
► Travel advice - countries and areas affected and specific advice from the NHS
► Public Health England blog - PHE's regularly updated coronavirus blog to help you find out what you need to know
► Coronavirus updates from Essex County Council - latest information and news from ECC
►Guidance on making and wearing face coverings | ► Self-isolation - what it is and what it means | ► Contact tracing - what it is and what it means | ►Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do | ►Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK - official figures