Vaccinations are now available to anyone aged 16 or above.
If you are aged 18 and over you can book online:
- Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS website
Anyone aged 16 and over can visit one of our local vaccine clinics without an appointment:
We are following the Government's plans to relax some COVID-19 restrictions but it's still important to follow the rules to keep your family and friends safe.
Thank you for everything you have done to keep one another safe over the last year and a half.
None of this work could have been done without you.
While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.
- Minimise the number of people you meet and the amount of time you spend with them
- Maintain a reasonable distance when you do meet people
- Spend time outside and make sure rooms are well ventilated
- Get tested regularly and isolate if you are positive
- Get vaccinated when you are offered it, and encourage others to do so as well
- If you have had your first vaccine make sure you get your second
- Wear a face coverings or mask in busy indoor settings, crowded areas and public transport to protect yourself and others
Full details of the rules and government guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website:
Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread - GOV.UK website
Autumn and winter plan 2021
The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.
Young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
People over 50, care home residents, health and social care workers, and those aged 16 to 49 years with severely weakened immune systems will be offered a third COVID-19 vaccine dose.
COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 - GOV.UK website
Self-isolation for close contacts
The rules on self-isolation for close contacts have changed:
Advice for people at highest risk of coronavirus
Given the successful rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine programme, the shielding programme has now ended.
If you were previously identified as clinically extremely vulnerable, you are advised to continue to follow the guidance and stay safe.
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