Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus advice

For general information, go to:

  • Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19): click here.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: click here.
  • To find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus, click here.
  • Foreign travel during coronavirus (COVID-19): find out what you need to do here.
  • For information on Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID), click here.
  • To find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace, click here.

Covid-19 Vaccine:

You can book these online:

  • 1st and 2nd doses for people aged 12 years old and over
  • boosters for people aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old
  • additional doses and boosters for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over

UPDATES: (this guidance applies to ENGLAND only)

18 March 2022

The government will remove the remaining COVID-19 international travel restrictions for all passengers from 4am Friday 18 March.

  • from 4am 18 March no-one entering the UK will need to take tests or complete a passenger locator form
  • remaining managed hotel quarantine capacity will be fully stood down from the end of March, making the UK one of the first major economies to end all COVID-19 international travel rules
  • contingency plans put in place to manage any future variants of concern (VoCs)

24 February 2022

  • You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.
  • You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme will end. If you were told to self-isolate before 24 February you can still make a claim up to 6 April.

21 February 2022

The government has published its plan for living with COVID-19.

Staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer need to test twice a week.


Face Coverings in Schools and Colleges

Dear Colleague,

I am writing following the announcement that my Department is updating its guidance on the use of face coverings in schools and colleges.

Wealden MP Hosts Virtual Advice Surgery

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has hosted a virtual advice surgery for her constituents, in place of her regular face to face surgeries.  

Nus Ghani said: