Government and NHS guidance on coronavirus
Information for the public on coronavirus is available on the NHS website. This includes information on symptoms, self-isolation and how to book a test.
The following guidance to help protect yourself and others from coronavirus is available on GOV.UK:
- self-isolating - stay at home if you think you have coronavirus
- stay alert - what you can and cannot do
- meeting others safely (social distancing)
- making a support bubble with another household
- face coverings - when to wear one and how to make your own
- shielding - protecting yourself if you’re clinically extremely vulnerable
- NHS Test and Trace - how it works
- guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person
NHS Test and Trace App
The new NHS COVID-19 app is now available to download for free on both Apple and Android phones from the Google Play or App Store. It is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from coronavirus (search NHS COVID-19). The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect loved ones and the community.
The app has a number of tools to protect you, and can be used by anyone over 16 to:
- alert you if Bracknell Forest becomes a high-risk area and tell you what actions to take
- send you an anonymous alert if you’ve come into contact with someone who’s tested positive
- enable you to check your symptoms
- enable you check in to venues (e.g. pubs, cafes, cinemas, restaurants) quickly and easily via a QR code scanner
The app uses proven technology from Apple and Google, designed to protect every user’s privacy. You can find more information about Test and Trace on the NHS website.
Information on the NHS Test and Trace App is available in multiple languages on the NHS website.