NHS and .GOV Updates

Updates on GOV.​UK.


Full list of local restriction tiers by area 

Date updated
26 November 2020 




Date updated
31 May 2020



Update on GOV.​UK.

Over 1 million food boxes delivered to those most at risk from coronavirus

Page summary
Over 1 million boxes of essential food have now been delivered to those at highest risk across England.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:16pm, 6 May 2020




Update on GOV.​UK.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): fraud and cyber crime

Page summary
Advice and guidance on how to protect yourself and your business from fraud and cyber crime.

Change made
Page updated to correctly tag it to topic ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response’.

Time updated
2:58pm, 27 April 2020





Update on GOV.​UK.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information leaflet

Page summary
Leaflet on what to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus, including information on symptoms and government support.

Change made
Added a link for ordering the campaign materials.

Time updated
6:42pm, 7 April 2020



 Catch it, bin it, kill it

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is currently dominating the headlines so now is a good time to remember some good hygiene advice to help reduce the spread of infections.

The risk of individuals catching Coronavirus remains low but there is action you can take to reduce your own risk of catching coughs, colds and flu.

  • Good hand hygiene is a must and the most effective way to clean your hands is thoroughly washing with soap and water.
  • Alcohol-based gels are helpful if you are somewhere without access to soap and water.
  • If you have sneezes, cough or cold symptoms, follow the NHS advice: catch it, bin it, kill it.

Find out how to protect yourself or check if you need medical help on the NHS website www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Read the government’s latest Coronavirus advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus



Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person .GOV website

Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.

If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway.

You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.










Your NHS needs you! Join our team today.

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.

You can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks listed below. Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to 'on duty', and you'll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.

This programme enables volunteers to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, which is permitted under the new rules announced by the Government on 23rd March 2020. Volunteers may be asked to show the active task they are responding to if asked.

Your NHS needs you! Join our team today.

Volunteers must be 18 or over, and fit and well with no symptoms. Those in higher-risk groups (including those over 70, those who are pregnant or with underlying medical conditions) will be able to offer support by telephone.

Your safety is our priority. The majority of tasks can be undertaken while social distancing and volunteers will receive guidance through our 'getting started pack'. If you do become ill you can pause your volunteering.

Patient transport drivers will require an enhanced DBS check and will receive guidance to do this role safely, also included within the 'getting started pack'.