Latest national COVID-19 restrictions announced on Monday 4 January 2021; Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. To reduce the spread of the virus, the whole of England has entered a national lockdown with immediate effect. Restrictions will be put into law later this week.

See further COVID-19 advice and guidance under the following headings:

COVID-19 - Government and NHS advice for the general public
National COVID-19 restrictions announced on Monday 4 January 2021; To reduce the spread of Coronavirus, the whole of England has entered a national lockdown with immediate effect.
COVID-19 - Coronavirus testing if you have symptoms
Everyone, including children under 5, who is showing symptoms of COVID-19 can book a test. Care home staff and residents with or without symptoms can book a test.
COVID-19 - Coronavirus testing if you don't have symptoms
Coronavirus tests are available if you don't have symptoms but live in an area with a high infection rate. Residents in areas that have a high infection rate can book now.
COVID-19 - Council Services affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Advice and guidance on council services currently affected, suspended or closed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
COVID-19 - Guidance, support and FAQs for residents
Guidance, support and the answers to the questions residents are asking us most frequently since the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) outbreak.
COVID-19 - Guidance, support and FAQs for businesses
Guidance, support and the answers to the questions businesses are asking us most frequently since the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) outbreak.
Help is available for the clinically extremely vulnerable who need help with food or supermarket shopping deliveries.
In remembrance of those we have lost and those who deserve recognition we invite you to post a message on our COVID-19 commemorative page (Photos welcome too)
If you think a business or venue is not properly following government COVID-19 safety guidelines you can report the matter here.
Don't suffer domestic abuse in silence - even during the stay at home COVID-19 outbreak help and support is still available.
The majority of us are still spending most of our days at home, so it is important to look after both our mental and physical health.
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In response to the on-going situation with Coronavirus and in line with Government guidance, we are changing our homelessness processes until further notice.
Whether you are business owner/operator or a member of the public, we want you to tell us about any business you feel is acting unfairly during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We are looking for willing volunteers to help others during the during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
There are steps you should take to protect your home, your family and your personal details from bogus callers and online and telephone scammers.