Coronavirus: latest information


For the most up-to-date guidance and advice, please use the government and NHS portals:


Government portal:


NHS Health portal:


People with potential symptoms are being asked to complete the Coronavirus Status Checker and answer a short series of questions which will tell the NHS about their experience and help them build up additional data on the outbreak.



For more detailed advice on a range of issues, please use the menu on the left hand side of this page, with some key news and announcements also highlighted in bulletins below:



Covid-19 Bulletin #10 - news from the last 24 hours

Covid-19 Bulletin



HMRC has confirmed that the Job Retention Scheme will be open for submissions from the 20th April

The Government announced a £750 million funding package for UK charities.

Covid-19 Bulletin #9 News from the last 24 hours

Covid-19 Bulletin



Guidance on the temporary relaxation of the EU and GB drivers’ hours rules for drivers carrying goods by road has been updated.

The Government has announced that Working Tax Credits payments will be increased from 6 April 2020

Covid-19 Bulletin #7 news from over the weekend

Covid-19 Bulletin



The Prime Minister has written to all leaders of opposition parties inviting them to work together at this moment of national emergency. 

The government is stepping up plans to bring home Britons stranded overseas.

Covid-19 Bulletin #6 - news from the last 24 hours

Covid-19 Update


The Government has published revised guidance on the use of PPE by health and social care workers and new guidance on how to protect care home residents and staff.

Covid-19 Bulletin #5

Covid 19 Update



Public Health England has published new guidance to ensure funerals are conducted safely.

Sport England has announced a support package of up to £195 million to help community sport and physical activity.

Covid-19 Bulletin #4 - news from the last 24 hours

Covid-19 Update



Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year.

New guidance on recreational general aviation has been published.

Covid-19 Bulletin #3 - news from the last 24 hours

Covid-19 Up-date



The Foreign Office has pledged up to £75 million government funding to bring UK travellers back home

The Government has published a new set of FAQs summarising key guidance in a simple and easy-to-read format.

Covid-19 Bulletin #2 - news from the weekend

Covid-19 Update



New guidance on home moving during the coronavirus outbreak has been published.

New guidance on access to green spaces  has also been published.

Covid-19 Bulletin #1

Covid-19 Updates 


The government set out the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme. 

There is a new Coronavirus Information Service available on WhatsApp 

Up-dated advice on moving house