COVID-19 Advice and Guidelines

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This page is designed to help constituents access guidance and support with regards to the COVID-19 outbreak. It was last updated on 24 March 2020 at 12:30. 

For general information, updates and guidance please see the Government’s website, which can be accessed by following this link: 

The top priority is to limit the spread of COVID-19 and make sure that the most vulnerable in our communities are protected and looked after. 

We are already seeing amazing acts of humanity across the country where individuals are going out of their way to protect friends, family and neighbours. If we act responsibly and look out for one another, then we will be able to limit the damage that COVID-19 threatens. 

On March 23rd the government set out strict rules on leaving the house. This is a brief summary of how we can work together to protect the NHS and save lives. 

  • Stay at home (leaving the house only for: necessities, one form of exercise a day, any medical need and travelling to and from work if you are unable to work from home) 
  • Closing non-essential shops and public spaces (this includes non-essential retail stores, libraries, community centres, youth centres, indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, communal places within parks, places of worship, hostels, hotels, campsites and boarding houses) 
  • Stopping public gatherings of more than two people (with two exceptions: where the gathering is people who live together and where the gathering is essential for work purposes) 

Please read the Government's guidance, especially if you have any questions or concerns about it. For the full guidance on staying at home and away from others, please follow this link to the government website: 

Every citizen has been instructed to comply with these measures. The police and authorities have powers to enforce these new measures by using fines and dispersing gatherings when people do not comply. 

For further guidance regarding businesses and premises to close since the announcement on March 23rd 2020, please follow this link: 

For more information about COVID-19, please follow this link to the NHS website: 

Local helplines

Mind Oxfordshire 
Adviceline 0300 123 3393
Age UK
Dedicated Covid-19 helpline - 01865 411 288
Alzheimer's Society 
Adviceline  0333 150 3456

Local community action groups

Please note that these groups have been set up by the local community, and are not official organisations responsible for responding to COVID-19.

Offers of help to produce ventilators

Additional offers of support for ventilator production should be sent to:

You will be directed to a web form to fill in some additional information. You can also call 0300 456 3565.

Can your business offer support other than for ventilators? Click here to complete a form on the Government's website.


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