Official information and advice
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - official information and advice
The government has removed all remaining domestic restrictions in England and free NHS testing for COVID-19 has ended for most people in England.
The government's new guidance on Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19 - GOV.UK highlights the simple things you can do in your daily life to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections and protect those at highest risk. Things you can choose to do are:
- get vaccinated - visit: How to get a coronavirus vaccine - NHS
- let fresh air in if meeting others indoors
- practise good hygiene:
- wash your hands
- cover your coughs and sneezes
- clean your surroundings frequently
- Wear a face covering or a face mask
Getting fully vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community from COVID-19.
Free testing for COVID-19 from the NHS has ended for most people in England. Most people in England are no longer advised to get tested, but there are a small number of people who will still be able to get free COVID-19 tests from the NHS.
If you still want to get tested and you're not eligible for a free NHS test, you must pay for a COVID-19 test yourself. You can buy a COVID-19 test from some pharmacies and retailers, in person or online.
Find out more about Changes to testing for COVID-19 - NHS.
What to do if you have COVID-19
The list of COVID-19 symptoms has been updated. Find out about the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you or your child has them - NHS.
It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.
If you are unwell, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
You are no longer legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19 and self-isolation support payments are no longer available.