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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

Information and resources to learn more about coronavirus.
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Follow local government guidance

Coronavirus guidance is changing regularly as knowledge of the virus develops. It’s important to keep up to date with any restrictions in place or guidelines to follow in your area to minimise transmission and protect yourself and others.

The following links are to UK government websites where the latest coronavirus guidance will be published.

Guidance in England

Guidance in Northern Ireland

Guidance in Scotland

Guidance in Wales

COVID-19 vaccination

There are several COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the UK, which are shown to reduce the risk of getting seriously ill or dying from coronavirus[1].

Learn more about the different vaccines available, including effectiveness, benefits and side effects.

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While a lot of people who have had coronavirus can feel better after a few days or weeks, many people report ongoing symptoms.

These symptoms can continue for weeks or months after recovering from the infection. The long-term effects of coronavirus are often called long COVID or post-COVID-19 syndrome[2].

Speak to your doctor if you’re experiencing ongoing symptoms after recovering from coronavirus.

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Looking after your health

It’s never been more important to make your health a priority.

Taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle and managing your own wellbeing can lead to long term benefits, beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more about some of the ways you can improve your general health:

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Existing health conditions and COVID-19

There are some health conditions that have been linked to people being at an increased risk of becoming seriously ill or having to go into hospital with coronavirus.

Find out more about some of these health conditions and how they relate to coronavirus risk:

Where can I get further support and information?

As well as talking to your pharmacist or GP, there are a number of organisations and groups offering support and information.

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Healthy weight

Information and resources to help you get to and stick to a healthy weight.

Anxiety and depression

Resources and information to help people with anxiety and/or depression, as well as general support with mental wellbeing.

Managing asthma

Resources to help people living with asthma.

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November 2021

Next review

November 2022

Reviewed by

Gill Stone MRPharmS


  1. 1.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Published November 26, 2020. Accessed May 27, 2021.
  2. 2.

    Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID). Published January 7, 2021. Accessed May 10, 2021.