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Health and wellbeing support during coronavirus

Here you can find information, tips and simple steps you can take to look after your wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published on: 18 January 2021

Last updated: 14 July 2022

Staying healthy

Protecting yourself and others from coronavirus

COVID-19 in England remains a public health concern and there is a risk you could catch or pass on the virus, even if you are fully vaccinated.

All of us can play our part by understanding the situations where risks of COVID-19 infection and transmission are likely to be higher and taking action to reduce these risks.

This includes:

  • getting fully vaccinated
  • getting your COVID-19 booster vaccination when eligible
  • trying to stay at home if you’re feeling unwell
  • letting fresh air in if you meet indoors - meeting outdoors is safer
  • wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed areas
  • washing your hands regularly or using hand sanitiser when out and about and covering coughs and sneezes

Read the full guidance on GOV.UK

Testing

Find out about testing in Westminster.

Vaccinations

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They are our best defence against COVID-19. If you have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, you should get fully vaccinated, including the booster for maximum protection.

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination

Post COVID Syndrome (Long COVID)

For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called post-COVID-19 syndrome or Long COVID.

Visit the North West London NHS website for more information on Long COVID and support available.

Advice for people at high risk

​Coronavirus can make anyone seriously ill, but there are some people who are at a higher risk, including people aged over 60.

As of Thursday 1 April 2021, if you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable you are no longer advised to shield. However, you should continue to take extra precautions to protect yourself.

Please see the NHS advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus for more information and advice on extra things you can do to avoid catching coronavirus.