The NHS is facing the greatest global health threat in its history. A huge collective effort is underway with the NHS mobilising to change the way that hospitals and GP practices run, freeing up tens of thousands of beds, bringing in more staff and ventilators, getting protective equipment to where it is needed and ramping up testing.
The NHS – locally and nationally – will also have to deliver care in new ways to deal with the epidemic.
The NHS needs you!
It is vital that people follow the expert guidance and use the NHS responsibly so that services are there for those who really need it.
Use the NHS 111 online symptom checker to find out what you should do.
There is a huge amount of information available about COVID-19. The national guidelines on the pages below are updated regularly and will always contain the most accurate information relating to COVID-19.
- NHS Advice for Everyone
- Public Health England (PHE) Guidance for the Public
- Accessing services – Easy Read version
- Getting NHS help when you need it during the Covid-19 outbreak