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Date updated: 17/05/2022

Actions you can take to protect yourself and others

  • Get your vaccine and booster doses
  • If you are unwell, stay at home to avoid spreading bugs
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (including any wider symptoms), stay at home
  • Wear a face covering in crowded places – such as on public transport
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Let fresh air in and ventilate spaces

More information is available on the Government website.

If you have any questions or are concerned about the safety of the vaccine, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine page.


Free testing ended in England on 1 April. However, certain groups will still have access to free tests, these include:

  • Patients in hospital, who require tests for effective treatment.
  • People who are eligible for COVID-19 treatments because they are at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
  • PCR testing for patients on discharge to care homes and hospices
  • People who have compromised immune systems
  • People admitted to hospital in an emergency when COVID-19 infection rates are high
  • NHS patient-facing staff when COVID-19 infection rates are high
  • NHS inpatients and elective care pre-admission when COVID-19 infection rates are high
  • Adult social care, hospice and domiciliary care setting staff and a small number of critical visitors to care homes and hospices who provide close contact personal care in the same way as staff.

More information can be found on the Government website