Official Updated Government Advice on COVID-19 – UK

Hello, survivor! Wondering what you need to do in the Coronavirus crisis to be a law-abiding citizen? Here’s a list of frequently updated websites containing official info.

The below is focused on instructions, for updated data and maps click here. Also – click here for US version.

We have divided it by UK and US so you can find the official response that is more relevant to you, but the informative part may be useful for both. For example, if you’re in the UK you may still want to check the US FAQ for a machine gun shootout of all the questions that may be popping on your head now.

UK – United Kingdom

  • Government Response – Home page of the UK’s official position on Coronavirus, in case “Keep Calm and Carry On” wasn’t detailed enough for you.
  • Travel Advice – what to do if you’re overseas, are returning from a trip or plan to be sometime soon – but you’d rather stay home, right? No? Are you sure? If you still want to go you might want to see the checklist – but I would consider cancelling everything, and just chill with us 🙂
  • NHS Advice about how the Coronavirus spreads, how to prevent it and what to do if you think you have it, though you might have heard and googled it about 1000 times already – don’t hesitate to go for the 1001, you never know if you missed something.
  • Work related advice – how it affects employees, employers and support for businesses. If you’re wondering about sick leave, sick pay, how to prevent Coronavirus at work or how to deal with it if you have cases, you should check these. Also official info on ‘what to do if my boss wants me to go to work‘, so you know if you can feel entitled to send them to hell.

US – United States of America

  • Government Response – Home page of the US’s official position on Coronavirus, in case “Make America Healthy Again” wasn’t detailed enough for you.
  • FAQ – I counted 36 questions answered such as what the virus is, how it spreads, how to prevent it and what to do – from the question about packages from China to how to deal with social stigma (a.k.a. racism). It doesn’t go into enormous depth, but it should be enough to answer most of what you’re wondering now.
  • Travel Advice for returning travellers, including risk level of different countries – also information about travelling within the US – mostly to convince you to stay on your sofa!
  • Work related advice – for businesses and employers. Funny, I couldn’t find advice for workers. I guess not having a public healthcare system makes the conversation a bit awkward…

Please feel free to comment anything you think we should include. Thanks!

Stay safe, stay sane!

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