The government's Living With COVID-19 response began in February 2022.
Adults and children who test positive are still advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
The Covid-19 vaccine has been rigorously tested to the highest safety standards and is continuously monitored for safety. It has been tested on tens of thousands of people across the world – men, women, people of different ethnicities and ages – as well as given to millions more.
Eligible people can book an appointment on the NHS website or by calling 119. Or you can also get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in site without an appointment. People can find their nearest walk-in sites on the NHS walk in webpage.
A reminder in line with government's living with COVID plan, in healthcare settings staff, patients, and visitors are still required to wear a face covering.
Health and Wellbeing Hubs
With the Government funded Covid Community Testing Programme ending in 2022, Notts local authorities are now funding a new programme of Health and Wellbeing Hubs until September.
Locations in new and many of the previous community testing sites will now host the hubs that will promote Health and Wellbeing messages on living safely with COVID, vaccine hesitancy, mental health, financial advice and signpost to the relevant professional services for counselling.
How to continue to get tested
Lateral flow tests continue to be available to buy from pharmacies and supermarkets and online.
Free tests for people who work in high risk settings, or who have Covid-19 symptoms and are at higher risk of serious illness, will continue to be provided.
Be aware of COVID-19 vaccine scams
The NHS are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.
To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points.
- The vaccine is only available on the NHS for free to people in priority groups, and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. Anyone offering a paid-for vaccine is committing a crime.
- The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine, and never ask for payment or for your bank details.
- At the moment we are also not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine. Anyone offering this now is committing a crime. If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.
View the latest Public Health England dashboard containing the latest figures on the number of UK cases of Coronavirus.
Alternatively, view the interactive Nottinghamshire dashboard for information about local rates of COVID-19 infection in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.