Today’s Featured Guidance

  • One of the four reasons you should leave home is to help those who can’t or shouldn’t. The latest government guidance on how we can all do that safely is here


  • Follow this link for notification of what the government’s fast-track legislation for fighting the virus will look like.


  • The government has launched an app to help people words get official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), which will also further reduce the burden on NHS services. It says that this will help combat the spread of coronavirus misinformation in the UK, as well as helping ensure people stay home, protect the NHS and save lives. See here.


  • This is an update regarding businesses and premises which must close, and where exceptions apply. Access it here


  • This updates the guidance to schools and educational settings. Access it here.


  • Full government guidance on social distancing after the PM’s announcement on 23rd March. The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Read the guidance here.


  • Guidance from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). This document supports the government’s guidance on staying at home. It provides full guidance on the government’s announcement made on 23 March 2020 and the list of businesses and premises expected to close. This gives some useful detail around the few exceptions that apply to the new restrictions. Read it here.  


  • Guidance for employees, employers and businesses. This guidance comes in the form of four useful documents. It summarises general advice for employers and businesses, specific guidance for employees, details of government support for business and all of the above in handy wall poster format – for display in workplaces. It is available here.    


  • Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people. This guidance is for everyone, including children. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers. It is also available in 11 languages other than English. Read here


The UK Government Guidance

This is the primary link to government guidance, which lists about 200 separate documents as at 23 March 2020 and can be accessed by clicking here.

We also recommend the National Resilience Standard on Pandemic Flu planning, which can be accessed here.

NHS Advice

This is the primary link to NHS advice. These are brief and highly practical guidelines on the virus and how to protect yourself and others from it. You can access this advice here

Track the Virus in the UK

The government has provided a dashboard-type GIS tracker, so that you can follow the course of the virus and keep up to date with the key statistics, and with how cases of the virus are distributed across the UK.

Track the Virus in the UK