Updated 3 June 2021. For the latest medical advice, visit NHS.uk/Coronavirus.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. The UK's response is based on clinical, scientific, and medical evidence. This section of the website sets out both the health advice and other efforts to help support businesses and our public services.
The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible to safeguard livelihoods in a way that is safe and continues to protect the NHS. To achieve, this we all need to play our part.
If you or anybody in your household has symptoms of coronavirus, you all need to self-isolate.
If you are clinically vulnerable, you are at a higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus. You should continue shielding measures to keep yourself safe by staying at home and avoiding all contact with others, except for essential medical treatment or support. Click here to find out more.
Wash hands, cover face, make space.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are the recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
- anosmia (the loss or change in your normal sense of taste or smell)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
The UK's regulator the MHRA has approved four coronavirus vaccines for use in the UK. All these vaccines have gone through clinical trials and have proven to be safe and effective. Please make sure you get the jab when you're eligible to protect yourself and those around you.
You can book an appointment on the National Booking System HERE.