National updates about coronavirus

We're working closely with our NHS colleagues and other local authorities to ensure that the people of Bassetlaw district are kept informed about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

What to do if you have symptoms

Continue to stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

How long to stay at home:

  • If you have symptoms, stay home for 7 days 
  • if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

Read the Governments stay at home guidance for more information - COVID-19: stay at home guidance from the Government

Only use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if you cannot get help online.

Protecting yourself and others (social distancing)

Everyone needs to play a part in stopping coronavirus spreading. The Government have produced guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK.

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs

The Government have produced some FAQs about What you can and can't do.

More information

Number of cases

Public Health England publish daily updates and information about the number of confirmed cases:


Last Updated on Wednesday, April 08, 2020