COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
You can only leave your home:
Continue to stay at home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
If you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, there are extra things you should do to avoid catching it.
You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:
If you're at high risk, you will be contacted by the NHS by Sunday 29 March 2020. Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted.