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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Government launches Coronavirus action plan

05 March 2020
Action plan

The government's Coronavirus action plan sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next. 

The document includes:

  • what we know about the virus and the disease it causes
  • how the government has planned for an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current coronavirus outbreak
  • the actions they have taken so far in response to the current coronavirus outbreak
  • what they are planning to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes
  • the role the public can play in supporting this response, now and in the future

Current advice remains in place: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materialsSign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education (DfE) launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Where to find the latest information

Visit the following links for information about: