Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Anyone can spread the virus.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

Coronavirus you must not meet anyone outside our household

You must not spend time with anyone outside of your household. Unfortunately, this includes any family or friends you don’t live with. Instead, you can phone, message, or video call online. Keeping in contact in this way is really important for your mental health.

Latest coronavirus guidance on social distancing and vulnerable people, which has been translated into various languages.

Bedfordshire Community Health Services

Bedfordshire Community Health Services have created a new website page for their Bedfordshire Services, and all the latest information regarding these services, during this outbreak, click on this link.


Bedfordshire Community Health Services have a centralised single point of access number for all Bedfordshire children’s services: 0300 555 0606.

The only exceptions to this are:

  • Community nursing and continuing care services: 01234 310103
  • Nutrition and dietetics service (for children and adults): 01582 707400
  • Parentline, our confidential text message service connecting parents and health visitors, will continue to be available to text on 07507 331456
  • ChatHealth, the confidential text messaging service for 11-19 year olds will continue to be available to text on 07507 331450


  • Acquired Brain Injury Service: 01582 709037
  • Neuro rehabilitation and early supported discharge stroke service: 01582 707651

Professional bodies’ response to government coronavirus advice for pregnant women to reduce social contact

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health reiterate that there is currently no new evidence to suggest that pregnant women are at greater risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) than other healthy individuals.

Read more about the precautionary measures.

Easy ready guide about the Coronavirus

This has been produced by Easy-Read-Online Limited based on “Advice on the coronavirus for places of education‘ from Public Health England.

How are charities and other organisations helping to deal with covid-19?