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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Visit our coronavirus pages for the latest updates and to get support for vulnerable residents.

Government and NHS guidance on coronavirus

Information for the public on coronavirus is available on the NHS website.

Self isolation

If you are self-isolating, please follow the stay at home guidance on GOV.UK.

Shielding

Please read the guidance for protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable on GOV.UK.

Social distancing

Read the latest advice on staying alert and safe social distancing on GOV.UK.

Test and trace guidance

Find out how test and trace works.

If you have been in close contact with, but do not live with, a person who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you follow the government guidance on what to do.

Meeting people and support bubbles

New guidance has been published, setting out how the public can see people that they do not live with while protecting themselves and others from coronavirus.

The guidance provides advice on making a support bubble with another household. It outlines key principles the public should follow when outside their home. It also provides advice on a range of issues when meeting outdoors.

In England, there are 2 ways for people to meet those outside their household:

  • meeting outdoors in a group of up to 6 people with those you do not live with, whilst observing social distancing guidelines and keeping at least 2 metres apart
  • from 13 June, single adult households – this is adults who live alone or with dependent children only – can form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household

The FAQ document on what the public can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak has been updated to reflect the latest announcements.

Guidance for employers and staff

Guidance for employers and staff is available on GOV.UK:

Guidance for children

The Children's Commissioner has created a guide for parents and children.

The NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group has put together some guides to help support children, young people and families in these uncertain times. 

Finding the latest information and guidance

The following resources provide up-to-date information:

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