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.

More information:


If you haven’t already done so, get vaccinated and get your booster dose.

Key behaviours

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

Follow government guidance on how to live safely with a respiratory infection, including 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.

Looking out for Lancashire

As England has moved to the next phase of living with Covid-19, there are still things you can do to help reduce the risk of catching and passing it on. 

Continue to follow safer behaviours to protect yourself and others.

Follow government guidance on how to live safely with a respiratory infection, including Covid-19.

Coronavirus information: alternative formats

For details of resources where you can find coronavirus information in alternative formats see our Coronavirus information: alternative formats page.

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