Covid 19 Information

We host a range of documents, reports, videos and useful links on this page all related to matters concerning Covid-19.

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Autumn Covid-19 booster and flu jab

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has confirmed that everyone aged 50 and over will be among those offered a Covid-19 booster and flu jab this autumn to help increase protection against respiratory viruses ahead of winter. Read more for more information.

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Covid-19 hasn’t gone away!

Schools are breaking up, the barbeque is ready for action and life feels a little freer these days but it’s important to remember: COVID-19 hasn’t gone away! In fact, in recent weeks there has been an increase in infections across Berkshire with an estimated one in just over 30 people in the South East of England testing positive as of 24 June 2022. To keep yourselves and loved ones safe it is important to remain vigilant and continue to take precautions. To find out more please read this page.

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Living with Covid-19 overview

The government has announced that, because levels of immunity are now high and deaths are low, we can move to the next phase of the Covid-19 response, ‘Living with Covid-19’. Click here to find out what this means for you.

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International travel rules and measures

From 4am on Friday 18 March, you do not need to take any Covid-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form when travelling to the UK from abroad. These changes apply whether you are fully vaccinated or not. For more information read more here.

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Covid-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 IS STILL HERE! Make sure you are up to date with your Covid-19 vaccinations! You can still book your first and second Covid-19 vaccinations at www.nhs.uk or by calling 119. Once you have had both jabs, if eligible, you can also book your boosters for maximum protection!

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Covid-19 Vaccination FAQs

Who is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccinations? Who can get the Covid-19 booster? Is the Covid-19 vaccination safe for my child? Find all the answers to these questions and more on our Covid-19 Vaccinations FAQs page.

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What to expect after your child’s Covid-19 vaccination

The NHS is now offering both Covid-19 vaccinations to all eligible children. Click here to read the government leaflet on what to expect after your child has had their vaccination.

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What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

The NHS has published a list of the 12 most common symptoms of Covid-19, but what are they? Click here to find out.

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What to do if you’ve been in close contact with someone with Covid-19

On 1 April the government updated the guidance for what to do if you've been in close contact with someone with Covid-19. To find out more, click here.

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What to do if you have coronavirus or symptoms of Covid-19

On 1 April the government updated the guidance for what to do if you have coronavirus or symptoms of Covid-19. To find out more, click here.

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Guidance for Schools

From 1 April the guidance for schools regarding Covid-19 has changed. To find out what the new guidance means for you and your child, click here.

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Testing for Covid-19 in England

From 1 April the general public can no longer get free tests for coronavirus (Covid-19) from the NHS. Read more here to find out how you can buy tests, and who is still eligible for free tests.

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Long Covid

How long it takes to recover from Covid-19 is different for everybody. Many people recover quickly, however some people have symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called long Covid. Click here to find out more.

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Beware of Covid scams

Please beware of Covid scams. Remember, the NHS will never ask for your bank details, so please be aware of suspicious emails or text messages. Find out more here.

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Covid pass

As of April 2022, the Government has removed the current guidance on domestic voluntary Covid-status certification and will no longer recommend that certain venues use the NHS Covid Pass. The NHS Covid Pass will remain available within the NHS App for a limited period, to support the use of certification in other parts of the UK. You may still need a Covid Pass for travel, therefore the NHS App will continue to allow individuals access to their vaccination status for international travel.

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Berkshire Covid-19 monthly briefing

Our Monthly Briefings have been produced to share the latest, relevant local Covid-19 information with a wider audience.

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Berkshire Covid-19 weekly briefing

The publication of the Berkshire Covid-19 Weekly Briefing ended with the last report on the 6th April 2022. This is in line with the governments removal of remaining domestic restrictions and scaling down of testing.

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