Read the latest advice and information about the Coronavirus (Covid19)
It is important to stay informed with latest advice and information from official sources. Up to date information can be found on the NHS website.
If you think you have syptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste) use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. Do not go to your GP or hospital.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert
The Government has put in place a number of measures to help return the country back to a 'new normal'.
Changes to advice include:
- People can meet in groups of up to two households - indoors or outdoors - however people should remain socially distanced.
- A number of shops and businesses are now open, along with public places such as places of worship.
- From 6 July those shielding will be able to spend time outdoors in a group of up to six people including those outside of their household, while maintaining social distancing.
Face coverings - when you should wear one
Face coverings are mandatory for:
- Public Transport
- NHS settings
- Supermarkets, shopping centres and enclosed transport hubs
You are also strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
Get NHS help online
It is still important to seek help for other health issues.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means you should only leave your home if it's essential, but it's still easy to get NHS help using your smartphone, tablet or computer.
- contact your GP
- order repeat prescriptions
- manage long-term conditions
- maintain your mental and physical wellbeing
Guidance on how to help others safely
If you would like to help others in your community please read the government guidance about how to do this safely.
How to access local support if you are self isolating
If you are unable to leave your home due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), and do not have any one to help you then contact Coventry City Council about a number of services they offer.
Support for mental wellbeing
If you feel your mental wellbeing is being affected by the coronavirus situation the national mental health charity MIND has infomation on things you can do.
Many children will be anxious or worried about the coronavirus outbreak and that many will have questions about everything that is happening at the moment. The Children's Commissioner have created a guide to help explain to children, in language they can understand, some of the issues surrounding coronavirus.