Suffolk's response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out what Suffolk County Council is saying about the local COVID-19 situation, and how to follow live updates from us.

Find out how the 'Home, but not alone' app can connect volunteers and support people in Suffolk.

Last updated: 8 April 2020 (reviewed daily)

Weekly video from Stuart Keeble, Director of Public Health

Published 3 April 2020

Statement from Stuart Keeble, Director of Public Health

You can download an easy read version of Suffolk's coronavirus (COVID-19) response (PDF, 310KB)

"In line with the current Government advice, we must now all stay at home unless journeys are absolutely necessary.

"These measures, although challenging, are essential to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Thank you to everyone for pulling together, to save lives and support our NHS colleagues and others who work on the front line.” 

"Please remember, anyone can spread the Coronavirus. You should only leave your home for very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.

"These reasons are exceptions - 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."

More responses to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Suffolk

Find support for voluntary organisations on Community Action Suffolk's website or download Suffolk Resource Directory (PDF, 373KB)

Follow us on social media for COVID-19 updates

You can follow Suffolk County Council on Twitter and Facebook for local updates on COVID-19.

Collaborative Communities COVID-19 Board

The Collaborative Communities COVID-19 Board is a Suffolk wide partnership setup for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read about the Read about the Collaborative Communities COVID-19 Board.