COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

If you need more information on the virus, in the first instance please click here to view the NHS guidance.

If you think you may have the virus or have been in close contact with someone that has the virus.

  • Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people
  • DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next

The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.

Going abroad or thinking of going abroad?

If you are planning a holiday abroad or have a holiday booked. Please contact the DfE for further information and guidance.

Telephone:- 0800 046 8687

The advice line is open from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday.