Sunderland City Council endeavours to ensure that information contained on this page is up to date and correct and in line with the latest NHS and Government advice. The council accepts no liability for error or omission.

Help reduce the spread of Covid-19 and protect the people and places you love by following the latest national restrictions

  • staying at home as much as possible
  • limiting contact with other people
  • keeping your distance if you go out (staying 2 metres apart where possible)
  • washing your hands regularly
  • wearing a face covering indoors when appropriate
  • immediately self-isolating if anyone in your household has symptoms and
  • booking a test by visiting or calling 119 if you have symptoms

Read more about what you can and cannot do and keep up to date with the latest government advice at

Staying healthy

Help to stop smoking

People who smoke may have a more serious illness if they are infected with Covid-19. You can find out more about smoking and Covid-19 at For local support to quit contact Sunderland stop smoking services on 0800 169 9913 or visit

Looking after your mental health

The NHS's Every Mind Matters campaign has expert advice to help you look after your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. Find out more from:

You can find government guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of Covid-19 here (mental health and wellbeing), and advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people here (mental health and wellbeing of children and young people).

A mental health hotline for NHS staff tackling coronavirus is also available. To contact the NHS helpline, NHS staff can phone 0300 131 7000, or text FRONTLINE to 85258. The phone line will be open between 7am and 11pm every day, while the text service is available 24/7.

Stay physically active

Exercise is important for people's physical and mental wellbeing and you can find more about exercising safely outdoors from this link.

Looking after your health and wellbeing has never been more important. See for more advice and information to help you stay healthy.

NHS Health at Home

Information from the NHS about what to do if you need to contact your GP, order repeat prescriptions and manage your wellbeing and existing conditions, all without leaving your home is available here  

For advice about local health services see information from Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group here