We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert.

This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible, however a one-metre plus rule will be introduced from 4 July)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Check the NHS website if you have symptoms.

More about physical distancing, self-isolating, symptoms and protecting the most vulnerable

Get the latest government advice on social distancing, self-isolating and protecting the most vulnerable at GOV.UK. 

Download public information posters around protecting yourself and others to share in your workplace or community spaces. They include advice on handwashing, physical distancing, staying alert at work and when travelling to work, as well as looking out for others.

It's still important to remember to wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds to help reduce the spread of infection.

Get medical help if you need it

The latest advice from the NHS

  • If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed
  • If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service
  • If you cannot get help online, call 111
  • If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999
  • If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital
  • You should continue to attend your appointments, unless you have been told not to attend 

Any patient with COVID-19 symptoms will be given an appointment at a so called ‘hot site’ rather than their own GP practice. Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group has shared more information about the service available at Withdean and how people can access appointments. This is not a drop-in service, it is by GP referral only. Patients will be directed to the Withdean site from General Practice or NHS111 and will also be triaged by GPs on the site. They will also provide a service to people across Brighton & Hove who have COVID-19 symptoms or are isolated at home with household members with COVID-19 symptoms. Patients can only access the service by car, not by foot, part of strict infection control measures to ensure the safety of staff, residents and those being tested.

More information about COVID-19


Sussex Interpreting Services are keeping updated links to the latest guidance and information on coronavirus and social distancing.

Download our poster about where you can get COVID-19 support in Brighton & Hove. It's available in English, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Mandarin, Polish and Urdu.

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British Sign Language (BSL)

Public Health England approved information is regularly updated on SignHealth

Further information

Find the latest updates from government.

Find more information from the World Health Organisation.