Find out about the latest COVID-19 guidance.

Last updated: 06 April 2023. *For full up to date info check

The government has published its plan for living with COVID-19. Read the plan by clicking here.

COVID-19 remains a risk

By remaining vigilant and continuing to follow some simple steps, we can all help prevent the spread of winter bugs: 

  • Get yourself vaccinated. If you’re eligible have your Spring COVID-19 booster which provides additional protection against multiple variants, and your free flu vaccine.  
  • Continue to wear a mask on public transport and in crowded spaces.   
  • ‘Hands, face, space’ still works against COVID, flu and other winter viruses. 
  • You can help blow viruses away by opening windows and letting in fresh air - keep air flowing. 
  • If you do start to feel unwell, stay at home if you can and limit your contact with other people.
Testing for COVID-19
  • Most people can no longer access free universal symptomatic testing.
  • Lateral flow tests are available to purchase from most major pharmacy chains.
  • Free COVID-19 tests are still available to help protect specific groups, including eligible patients, NHS and care staff. Click here to find out more.

Spring boosters 

Spring boosters are available to those aged 75 and over (by 30 June 2023), some people with weakened immune systems, and older people in care homes.

Some people aged five and over who are defined as being immunosuppressed will also be offered the booster jab.

Those eligible for the vaccine will be contaced via the NHS App, text message or letter.

People who are eligible for jabs should make sure appointments take place at least 3 months after their last dose.

The spring booster will be available until 30 June 2023.

If you haven't had your first or second dose of the Covid vaccine, please come forward for them. Book now to make sure you get both jabs before the offer ends for many people on 30 June.

If you are eligible, there are two different ways to access the vaccination: 

  • Via the National Booking Service (NBS), which is available on the telephone via 119, or online by clicking here. New clinics are being added regularly as vaccine supply is confirmed. 
  • Via your local GP practice using a local booking service. You will be contacted via your GP practice if they are offering this service and you do not need to contact them. Please wait patiently to be contacted. You will not be missed if you can’t get to one of the sites offered through the NBS. 

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