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Stay Covid safe in Sandwell

Covid-19 hasn't gone away. You should still act carefully and remain cautious while managing the risks.

Although most legal restrictions are now lifted, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread Covid-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.

We can all help reduce the risks and protect our community by following these eight actions. Please do all you can to keep yourself, your loved ones and others safe.

  • Get your jabs as soon as you can – make sure you get both doses and your booster if you are eligible. The vaccine is your best defence against the virus.
  • You will need both vaccine doses to travel to many countries.
  • You must self-isolate and get a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Use rapid (lateral flow) tests twice a week. You can pick these up free from a number of pharmacies.
  • Always book a confirmatory PCR test if you test positive using a rapid test.
  • Continue wearing a face covering in shops, on public transport and in communal areas of flats – as well as in NHS buildings and other health settings.
  • Keep washing your hands regularly.
  • Remember, outside is safest for meet-ups.
  • You must still self-isolate if you are told to by NHS Test and Trace. Find out how self-isolation rules have changed.

Free rapid lateral flow tests are available to everyone without symptoms.

Find out more about Step 4 on the Government website

Face coverings

Advice on good reasons to wear a face covering and in what types of places or situations is it helpful to wear one

Further information

Got symptoms? Book a test now.

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