Advice for those with symptoms: 

You must self-isolate for 7 days if you have either:

•            a high temperature AND/OR

•            a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're self-isolating.

Anyone living with you must self-isolate for 14 days, even if they are asymptomatic. 

For instructions on how to self-isolate and manage your symptoms, visit

It is appropriate to contact NHS 111 if:

•            you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

•            your condition gets worse

•            your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

You can contact NHS 111 online here, or by calling 111 using a phone. Please use the online service if you can.  

Are you isolating at home

If you are vulnerable or at risk and need help with shopping, medication or other essential supplies, please call 0808 196 3646 (8 am to 8pm)

Recommendations for everyone who is not shielding: 

  • You can spend time outdoors, including private gardens and other outdoor spaces, in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines.
  • You should go to work if you cannot work from home and your business has not been required to close by law
  • Some shops are beginning to reopen, with a plan for more to do so later in the month
  • Children in early years (age 0-5), reception, year 1 and year 6 can return to childcare or school in line with the arrangements made by their school
  • You can be tested as part of the test and trace programme which will enable us to return to normal life as soon as possible, by helping to control transmission risks