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.

Find out who is still eligible for free testing

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.

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