Government advice 

The official Government guidance for the general public is up-to-date, written in plain English and outlines current advice.  

NHS advice 

The official NHS guidance for the general public states that if you develop symptoms, like a fever and cough, you should self-isolate at home for seven days - and anyone that lvies with you should self-isolate for 14 days to prevent spreading the virus. Do not visit your local GP or pharmacy and avoid contact with others - especially higher risk groups (including: people over the age of 70, those who are pregnant, have a health condition or weakened immune system.)

If you have symptoms, are self-isolating and feel unable to cope, please use the NHS 111 helpline.  

Supporting positive mental health 

If you're feeling worried and anxious, try to limit the amount of time spent reading the news and social media - and balance this with calming and relaxing activities such as reading, watching a film or talking to friends. 

Don't forget to check out Young Minds, a mental health service for young people, and Shout, a text service for young people feeling anxious and stressed. Both are great resources, as well as: