Coronavirus (COVID-19) - get the latest government advice
Greater Manchester is joining together while staying apart.
We all need to carry on playing our part in helping control coronavirus:
- 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)
- wash your hands regularly
Keep Safe has produced easy read information on coronavirus.
Order a test and do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
A high temperature, a new, continuous cough or change / loss to your sense of taste or smell are the main symptoms of coronavirus.
As soon as you develop these symptoms:
- you must self-isolate for at least 7 days
- anyone else in your household must self-isolate for 14 days
This means staying at home. Do not go outside your home for any reason - i.e. to work, school, or public areas. Do not use public transport or taxis.
You should order a test immediately:
- at nhs.uk/coronavirus
- by calling 119 if you have no internet access
If your test is positive:
- you and people in your household must complete the remainder of your self-isolation periods
- the NHS test and trace service will contact you with instructions on how to share details of people with whom you have had close, recent contact and places you have visited
By playing your part through these actions, you will directly help to reduce the spread of coronavirus. This means we will return life more to normal, in a way that is safe and protects our NHS and social care.
Further information is available on the NHS test and trace guidance web page.
Easy read information on 'what if you get ill?' is available from Keep Safe.
Advice for everyone
It’s important that we can all join together and play our part in stopping the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
To support this, information is available in a range of formats and languages.
Doctors of the World and the British Red Cross have versions of the Government’s written advice in many languages.
Videos in languages other than English are also available.
Keep Safe has produced easy read information about coronavirus.
It can be difficult to explain the current situation to children, many of whom are frightened and confused.
Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler has illustrated a free digital book (pdf) about coronavirus for primary school age children.
Young Minds has also produced 10 top tips on talking to children and young people about coronavirus.
If you are living with a learning disability, autism or ADHD, information about coronavirus and advice on staying safe and well are available from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.