COVID-19: Keep Doing the Right Thing
- Please get vaccinated without delay
- How to limit your exposure to COVID-19
- Download the guide - translated in various community languages
COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and as the virus, and potentially new variants are likely to be with us for some time, we must continue to act carefully to protect ourselves and others.
Although the government has not decided to introduce Plan B measures yet, we all know that it makes sense to behave in a way that limits our exposure to viruses - Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air - will continue to reduce our risk of infection.
Vaccination is our best defence against COVID-19. It is important to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your families, friends and the wider community from COVID-19. If you haven’t done so already, please get vaccinated without delay:
- it's never too late to access COVID-19 vaccination, even if you haven't yet had your first dose. Vaccination is open to EVERYONE who is eligible and you can either:
- if it has been 8 weeks or longer since your first vaccine, to maximise your protection, book your second dose.
- evidence has shown that the protection offered by the COVID-19 vaccine begins to reduce after about 6 months. If you have been notified by the NHS that your booster vaccine dose is now due, please book it. If it has been more than 6 months since your second vaccine dose and you haven't been notified, please go ahead and book your booster vaccine.
Please use your judgement to assess your risk of exposure to COVID-19 when visiting locations and, if you feel unsafe, leave.
Most importantly follow the instructions below to keep doing the right thing to protect yourself and others from the virus.
- Ventilation and fresh air: Meet up with others outdoors, or in a well-ventilated space. If indoors - open windows and doors to let fresh air in.
- Twice weekly testing using a lateral flow test will tell you whether or not you are carrying the virus, even if you have no symptoms.
- NHS Test and Trace: If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace, please comply fully with instructions to isolate. This is required by law.
- Wear a face covering in enclosed or crowded public spaces to help stop the spread of the virus. It is mandatory to wear a face covering on Transport for London services.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitiser to help protect you from picking up the virus from surfaces you touch.
- COVID-19 symptoms: If you have any symptoms such as - a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell - book a PCR test immediately by calling 119 and stay at home until you get the result.
- If you are clinically vulnerable (external link) or have a health condition putting you at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, you need to take extra care to protect yourself.
The booklet below includes easy-to-access information for the local community on COVID-19 vaccination, testing, international travel and NHS Test and Trace.
It also includes translations in the following community languages:
- Shqip (Albanian)
- Български (Bulgarian)
- Polski (Polish)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Română (Romanian)
- Español (Spanish)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
See also an EASY READ version of this guide:
If you need a Braille version of this guide, please contact us on 020 8489 4431.
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