Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What you need to know

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In April 2022 the government issued updated guidance on living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19.

However, there are still simple things you can do in your daily life that will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections and protect those at highest risk. To find out more visit: People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19.

Types of coronavirus tests:

If you have symptoms:

You can get a test on GOV.UK or by calling NHS 119. The Government no longer provide free universal symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public in England. Limited symptomatic testing will be available for a small number of at-risk groups.

If you don't have symptoms:

The Government no longer provide free universal symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public in England. Full guidance on testing can be found on Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Anyone aged five or over can get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Pop-up vaccination clinics

There are currently no pop-up/walk-in clinics available at this time. Please check back at a later date for future clinics.


The NHS should contact you by text, telephone call or letter if you are eligible for a seasonal booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in spring 2023.

People aged 75 and over, as well as anyone with a weakened immune system, will be contacted from April 2023 and invited to book an appointment to get vaccinated.

Most people will be able to arrange their booster directly with their GP practice when invited to do so. Some people will be asked to book an appointment at an alternative clinic, but again will be contacted with details.

You should wait until you have been contacted before attempting to book an appointment.

While you’re no longer legally required to self-isolate if you have COVID-19, you should try to stay at home and away from others to avoid passing on the virus.

More information on the NHS website:

GOV.UK publishes data about COVID-19 cases and deaths:

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