NHS advice about staying at home, what to do if you are at high risk.

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

These four reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Every citizen must comply with the new measures, which take effect immediately.

Use the to check if you have coronavirus symptoms.