Situation in the UK

Last updated 11.35am Friday 27 March

What you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • Stay two metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms. There’s full guidance on staying at home and away from others, including the only reasons why you should leave your home, on the government website:

go to government guidance

The gov.uk website is being updated daily at 2pm with the number of confirmed cases in the UK, including a breakdown of the number of cases in each NHS region:

There is also a dashboard showing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at local authority level in England:

Public Health England has a blog which is being updated regularly, including common and frequently asked questions:

The government has published an action plan which explains what has happened so far to limit the spread of coronavirus in the UK and what might happen next: