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 Last updated: 09:00 on Wednesday 13 May 2020

UK Government advice

We are compiling the latest information and advice on how to protect yourself and others during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

For the latest UK Government information and advice on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic visit:

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UK Government plans to cautiously ease restrictions

Last updated: 09:00 on Wednesday 13 May

On 11 May 2020, the UK Government released its plan for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the Covid-19 crisis.

The 60 page document outlines steps taken to date as well as the plans for the next phase of the response. The Government has described it as "a cautious roadmap to easing existing measures in a safe and measured way". The plan will be under constant review and amended in line with Coronavirus' spread.


Government advice is to stay at home as much as possible

Last updated: 09:00 on Wednesday 13 May

New social distancing rules came into place on Wednesday 13 May in the UK. 

While you should still stay at home as much as possible, and self-isolate if you or anyone in your household shows Coronavirus symptoms, the new rules slightly relax how you are able to spend time outdoors - i.e. allowing more general outdoor leisure and travelling for work in some cases.

Find full details of what you can and can't do below:


Guidance for office and similar indoor work

Last updated: 09:00 on Wednesday 13 May

On Monday 11 May, the UK Government released specific guidance for people work in or run offices explaining the safety requirements necessary to return work in these types of indoor environments.


Guidance for schools and educational settings

Last updated: 09:00 on Wednesday 13 May

New Government guidelines on how to deliver the safest possible education and training were released yesterday, Monday 11 May. 

While the guidance is aimed at schools and childcare, it covers vulnerable adults, class sizes and measures for both before and when open. The aim is to limit risk of the virus spreading within education and childcare settings.