Public Information: Coronavirus

Stay Home Save Lives

Public Information: Coronavirus 27.03.2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways.

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

Even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Covid Symptom Tracker App

The Covid Symptom Tracker App is available via It provides a way for everyone to contribute to research to better understand symptoms and the spread of COVID-19.

The App has been designed by a genetic epidemiologist at King's College London and researchers from St Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and is supported by the National Institute for Health Research. Please sign up if you can and spend about 1 minute per day updating your data and to help tackle this virus.

For all the latest information about Coronavirus see This page is updated regularly and includes details about symptoms, answers to common questions and links to further information.

School Hubs

The majority of Sunderland schools remain open for vulnerable children and the children of key workers, and from Monday 30 March some schools with small pupil numbers will operate as Hubs – please click here for details.


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