Coronavirus guidance for the public

What has changed

Page updated: 31st March 2022

The government is removing remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • free testing for COVID-19 will end for most people. You may still be able to get free rapid lateral flow tests if you work for the NHS or in social care, are going into hospital, or you’re at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
  • get vaccinated
  • let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
  • find out how you can help reduce the risks.

Spring COVID-19 booster

Care home residents, people aged 75 and over and those with a weakened immune system aged 12 and over will be invited to get a spring COVID-19 booster. The NHS will contact you and invite you to book your spring booster when it’s due.

Further Coronavirus (COVID-19) information can be found in the Government guidelines.