Living with COVID-19
The government has published its plan for Living with COVID-19 and free universal testing has come to an end.
Most people are no longer required to get a PCR test if they have symptoms or test regularly at home.
Minimise the spread of COVID-19
COVID-19 is still circulating and there are some things we can all do to help minimise the spread of the virus.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, try to stay at home and limit contact with other people.
If you need to go out, for example to go to work:
- try to keep your distance from others
- wash your hands regularly
- wear a face covering indoors
- keep rooms well ventilated by opening doors and windows.
There are some simple but important things we can all do to help limit the spread of the virus:
- wash or sanitise your hands regularly
- wear a face covering in crowded spaces or in settings where you might come in to contact with clinically vulnerable people, such as hospitals and care homes
- open doors and windows when you meet people indoors
- cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- put used tissues in a bin or flush them away
- get vaccinated and get your booster jab when asked to. Find out more about the NHS vaccination programme.