Public health advice
On 23 March 2020, the government outlined strict new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, including a ban on public gatherings of more than two people.
Stay alert. Control the virus. Save lives.
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.
Protect the NHS
You must stay at home to protect the NHS.
- The NHS only has a limited number of doctors, nurses and specialist equipment.
- They are working around the clock to increase NHS capacity.
- The more people who get sick, the harder it is for the NHS to cope.
- We must slow the spread of the disease so that fewer people are sick at any one time.
You must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
- Police will disperse gatherings of more than two people in public, excluding people you live with.
- Police will issue fines to anyone who does not comply with these rules.
- Police will close all shops that are not essential, as well as playgrounds and places of worship.
Get further advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Also see Coronavirus homepage
Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 11/05/2020 11:28