Government and NHS guidance on coronavirus
Protect yourself and others
Visit GOV.UK for guidance about protecting yourself and others from coronavirus:
- self-isolating - stay at home if you think you have coronavirus
- social distancing
- making a support bubble with another household
- face coverings - when to wear one and how to make your own
- shielding - protecting yourself if you’re clinically extremely vulnerable
- NHS Test and Trace - how it works
- guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person
- get a test to check if you have coronavirus
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.
In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.
It's being given to people who are:
- aged 45 and over
- at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- living or working in care homes
- health and social care workers
- with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- with a learning disability
- a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).