National lockdown: Stay at Home – from 5 January 2021
From 5 January 2021, Hampshire is in National lockdown: Stay at Home.
Please note that people who are clinically extremely vulnerable should not attend work, school, college or university, and should limit time spent outside the home. Only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential.
Help control the virus
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you should:
- wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
- cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
- make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
To keep your home safe this winter you should:
- wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you get home
- sanitise high-contact touch points like light switches and door handles regularly
Symptoms and testing
If you are experiencing any of the main symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you must book a test online or call NHS 119. You and anyone you live with should stay at home and only leave home to get your test. Do not have visitors until you get your test result. If your test is positive, you must follow the self-isolation guidance.
The NHS COVID-19 app has been developed by the NHS working with medical experts, privacy groups and at-risk communities. It is the fastest way of knowing when you are at risk from coronavirus. Anyone over the age of 16 who lives in England and Wales can use the app. Download the NHS COVID-19 app to protect your loved ones and your community.
Guidance for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable
If you are extremely clinically vulnerable, follow the advice for protecting people who are more at risk from coronavirus on GOV.UK.
Guidance for care homes
For information on care homes, including visiting, see advice for care homes and other care settings.
- Latest government guidance on coronavirus
- NHS advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) – including what to do if you think you have it and how to reduce your chances of getting it
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- Guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection - available in Arabic, Bengali, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu)
- Guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has possible/confirmed COVID-19 - available in Arabic, Bengali, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu)
- Guidance on the use of face coverings on public transport
- Find help if you are struggling because of coronavirus
For urgent advice
Use the 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you are worried about your symptoms
- you are not sure what to do
If you cannot get help online, call 111. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.
Please remember to seek medical advice and appointments for non-COVID related health issues wherever required.