UK Coronavirus Updates

Symptoms

The main symptoms of the new coronavirus are:
- a high fever
- a dry cough
- shortness of breath.
The symptoms are similar to the flu, but can quickly become severe in people with weakened immune systems.

Prevention

There are lots of ways to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus:
- avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth
- wash your hands after touching any shared or public surface
- wash your hands before handling food, drinks, eating, or drinking
- wash your hands with soap and running water for at least 30 seconds
- use hand sanitiser if you cannot wash your hands
- cough into a tissue and throw it away afterwards
- avoid sick people wherever possible
- stay at least 2 metres apart from people who are not in your own household

Government Rules & Guidelines

Anyone who has a fever or a new, continuous cough must self-isolate for 7 days. Anyone who lives with someone with symptoms must self-isolate for 14 days. Read More
The details below follow the latest government rules (updated March 26).
You may be fined if you do not abide by the 'Stay at Home' rules.

Stay at Home
  1. Only go outside for food shopping, health reasons, or work.
  2. Stay 2 metres away from other people.
  3. Wash your hands as soon as you get home.
  4. Do not leave home if you, or someone you live with, has a high temperature or a new cough.
For Mild Symptoms
  1. Self-isolate for 7 days.
  2. Do not leave your house for any reason.
  3. You do NOT need to contact NHS 111.
  4. Follow the UK government's Stay at Home guidelines.
  5. Do NOT go to your GP, a pharmacy, A&E, or any kind of hospital.
  6. If your symptoms worsen or if you have breathing problems, call 999.
For Persisent or Worsening Symptoms
  1. England: visit 111.nhs.uk
    Scotland: call 111 or your GP
    Wales: call 111 or 0845 46 47
    Northern Ireland: call 111
  2. If you have breathing problems or a medical emergency, call 999.
For Confirmed Cases Without Symptoms
  1. Self-isolate for 14 days.
  2. Follow the UK government's Stay at Home guidelines.
  3. Do not leave your house for any reason.
  4. If you have breathing problems or a medical emergency, call 999.

Stay at Home Guide

The government has released a guide for people who are suspected or confirmed to have coronavirus.
Anyone who has a fever or a new, continuous cough must self-isolate for 7 days. Anyone who lives with someone with symptoms must self-isolate for 14 days.
See the full document on Gov.uk

Important Information:

  • If you have any mild coronavirus symptoms, stay at home for 7 days.
    ↳ The government will not be testing those with mild symptoms. You do not need to contact 111.
  • If you have a confirmed case, stay at home for 14 days.
  • Do not leave your house for work, shopping, school or any other activities.
  • Do not go for a walk. Order shopping online or by phone.
    ↳ Ask friends, family, and employers for assistance.
  • Do not allow visitors, including family, to enter your home.
  • Stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people in your home.
  • Sleep alone.
  • You can keep pets, but wash your hands before petting them if you do not live alone.
  • Wash your hands frequently for 30 seconds with soap and water.
  • Cancel all routine hospital or dental appointments.
    ↳ Discuss this with your medical contact first if you are concerned or required to attend.
  • Stay away entirely from vulnerable people, including the elderly or sick.
  • If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days, visit NHS 111 online.
  • Call 999 if you have breathing issues or another medical emergency.

Sources

The data collected on this website comes from a range of sources. The list below contains easy links to information on cases, deaths, and testing in each nation.

UK

- ARCGIS Dashboard: contains an overview of the total UK cases (but is missing some data)
- Gov.uk: provides the number of cases for the different regions of England and total for the UK

England

- Gov.uk: displays a table of the confirmed cases across England
- HSJ: displays and lists the locations of deaths reported in England at each NHS Trust

Wales

- Public Health Wales: provides the number of confirmed cases in Wales, and releases the number of people tested every week (Thursday, 3pm)

Scotland

- Gov.scot: displays the number of cases and tests performed in Scotland, as well as a regional breakdown of cases
- TravellingTabby Scotland Coronavirus Tracker: shows a detailed breakdown of the Scottish data.

Northern Ireland

- Public Health NI: contains the number of cases and tests in Northern Ireland

World

- John Hopkins Interactive Dashboard: Shows total confirmed cases and deaths around the world
- Worldometer: Lists the total cases, deaths, recovered, and total per 1 million population per country
- WHO: Offers global information and guidance on the coronavirus

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