Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On Monday 16 March 2020, the Government announced new advice to delay the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The situation is fast-moving. For the latest information visit:

NHS website (opens in a new window) website (opens in a new window)

Public Health England blog (opens in a new window)

Government stay at home guidance for those with symptoms

If a member of your family or household has a new continuous cough or a high temperature, everyone in the household should stay at home for 14 days.

For full information visit the Gov stay at home advice webpage (opens in a new window) where guidance is available in multiple languages.

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

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service NHS 111 (opens in a new window).

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Government social distancing guidance for everyone in the UK

  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • only travel on public transport if you need to
  • work from home, if you can
  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • avoid events with large groups of people
  • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

Those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus are strongly advised to follow the above advice. This includes people aged 70 and over, pregnant women or anyone with underlying health conditions or a weakened immune system.

For full guidance on social distancing including details of underlying medical conditions, visit the Gov social distancing advice webpage (opens in a new window) where the guidance is available in multiple languages.


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses (opens in a new window)

Latest update from D2N2 for on advice for businesses (opens in a new window)

Guidance for hostels or day centres for people rough sleeping

Rough sleeping advice on website (opens in a new window)

Support for clinically extremely vulnerable people

Government support for clinically extremely vulnerable people (opens in new window)

Community support

If you need extra help at home or in your community during the coronavirus outbreak, contact Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 or visit Nottinghamshire County Council's community support and volunteering hub (opens in new window).

Please note, this number is monitored Monday to Friday during office hours. If you need extra support outside of these times, such as at weekends, please call our emergency number on 01623 463050.

Extra guidance for residents who need support from volunteers during the Coronavirus (opens in new window).

Reporting abuse or neglect

If you have concerns about an adult at risk you can email and report issues anonymously. You can call 0300 500 8080 Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and call 0300 456 4546 out of hours.

Updated 30 March 2020