Advice and support for residents
There are steps we can all take to protect each other from Coronavirus:
- get vaccinated
- let fresh air in if meeting indoors or meet outside
- remember the basics of good hygiene. Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands, clean your surroundings
- consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces or when are coming into close contact with someone at higher risk of becoming seriously unwell from COVID-19
You can read the latest Government guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread on the GOV.UK website.
For information on what to do if you think you have COVID-19 go to the NHS website.
Free testing for coronavirus from the NHS has ended for most people in England. You can order a free test if you have certain health conditions, are asked to by your GP or healthcare professional or work in certain NHS and health and social care roles. You can find out if you are eligible on the changes to testing for coronavirus in England webpage. If you work in adult social care and some other specialist settings, you may also be provided with free testing direct from your employer.
The charity SignHealth provides COVID-19 information in British Sign Language (BSL).
The GOV.UK website shares a range of leaflets regarding COVID-19 vaccination including in accessible formats such as easy read, BSL video, audio version, Braille version, and information in a range of different languages. There is also a range of advice in easy read format from the charity Mencap.