Covid testing and vaccinations

The government's living with Covid plan gives guidance on testing and vaccinations as we now manage Covid-19 like other respiratory illnesses.

Testing for people with symptoms

Testing for the majority of people with symptoms has now ended. Free Covid-19 tests will continue to be available to help protect specific groups including eligible patients and NHS and care staff.

Symptom-free testing

Free rapid lateral flow testing has now ended. If you want to use lateral flow tests (LFTs) you can buy them in chemists and shops.

See GOV.UK for more guidance on next steps, testing and living with Covid.

NHS Covid-19 vaccine advice

Find out how to get a 1st, 2nd or booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and how you will be contacted for your vaccinations, on the NHS website.

Clinics and drop-ins

Anyone aged 12 and over can get vaccinated at a drop-in clinic without an appointment. Children aged 5 to 11 can also get vaccinated at some drop-in clinics.

Find your nearest clinic or drop-in location on the NHS website.

If you need help with transport to get to a vaccination appointment please call 0800 169 3032.