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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Hands, face, space, fresh air

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk

We all need to do as much as we can to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus to reduce pressures on hospitals and the NHS.

Get a Covid-19 jab

Research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill if you get flu and Covid at the same time. Don’t delay having your flu vaccine when the time comes. 

Get a free flu jab 

Covid-19 testing

Visit GOV.UK to find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread.

You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others:

  • meet outside, or open windows and doors for indoor visitors
  • if you think you have symptoms stay at home
  • wear face coverings in crowded places and on public transport
  • check in to venues when you go out
  • wash your hands with soap regularly, and for at least 20 seconds
  • get vaccinated.

The latest government advice is as follows:

If you have any coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get an NHS coronavirus test and stay at home.

Find out about getting a test in H&F if you don't have symptoms

Help control the virus

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

You can help keep the virus under control by downloading the NHS contact tracing app. It’s the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk of coronavirus.

Please see the latest advice from the NHS regarding symptoms of Covid-19, what to do if you have symptoms and how to get a test.

If you don't have symptoms and still want to get tested you can book an appointment to come to one of our testing centres for people without coronavirus symptoms.

Information and advice from the NHS website:


Free testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NHS has now ended for most people in England.

See Covid-19 testing


See Covid-19 vaccine.

British Sign Language (BSL)

Signhealth, a leading charity for the deaf and hard of hearing provides information about coronavirus in BSL.

Signhealth BSL coronavirus information

Easy Read

Mencap provides advice and information to help people with learning disabilities understand more about coronavirus and how to stay safe and well. 

Mencap easy read coronavirus information 

Sight Advice FAQ

FAQs for blind and partially sighted people (by RNIB, Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight, Vision UK and the Macular Society)

Five ways RNIB services can help

Information in different languages

Imperial College medical students and West London CCG have co-produced YouTube videos about using the NHS during the pandemic in:

Last updated: 30/11/2021