Government has removed remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England. Find out more about living safely with Covid.
Routine asymptomatic testing
Routine asymptomatic testing will be paused across remaining settings, including hospitals and care homes, from 31 August.
Testing for individuals with symptoms in these settings, including health and social care staff, will continue.
Immunocompromised patients in hospitals and people being admitted into care homes and hospices will also continue to be tested.
Coronavirus is still with us, so we all have a part to play to help keep the virus at bay. You should continue to observe the following key behaviours.
- Get vaccinated to reduce your risk of becoming seriously ill
- If you feel unwell and have flu-like or Covid-19 symptoms and a high temperature avoid close contact with others and stay at home if you can
- Let in fresh air when you meet others indoors, especially if they're at high risk from Covid-19.
- Wash your hands regularly and cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze
- Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed places and when coming into contact with people at higher risk from COVID-19
There is clear, helpful information on the NHS website about the symptoms of coronavirus and the steps to take.
Privacy notice supplements relating to coronavirus
As part of Lancashire County Council's coronavirus response, we have a need to process your personal data in order to effectively respond to the current crisis.
We have dedicated privacy notices that set out the ways in which we may process your personal data as part of our response.
- Supplementary privacy notice on coronavirus for our service users
- Supplementary privacy notice on coronavirus for our employees
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Coronavirus information: alternative formats
For details of resources where you can find coronavirus information in alternative formats see our Coronavirus information: alternative formats page.