Page reviewed: 07 April 2022


There Are Things You Can Do To Protect Yourself & Others From Coronavirus.

As we learn to live safely with coronavirus, these are the important things we can all do to help reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 and passing it on to others:

  • Get vaccinated.

  • Let fresh air in when meeting other people indoors.

  • Practise good hygiene by washing our hands, covering our coughs and sneezes 

  • Stay at home if you are unwell

  • Wear a face covering or a face mask in crowded or enclosed spaces.

Vaccines continue to remain our best line of defence, and all adults who have not yet received their first or second dose of the vaccine, or those who are eligible for their booster are encouraged to come forward to help protect themselves and others.

01 April 2022

Click here to find out more about Information who can access free coronavirus (COVID-19) tests from 1 April 2022 and how to get them.  We do have a supply of LFT tests here at Sutton Carers Centre, please email: you need support to obtain tests.


24 February 2022

You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.

You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme will end. If you were told to self-isolate before 24 February you can still make a claim up to 6 April.

21 February 2022 

The government has published its plan for living with COVID-19.

Staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer need to test twice a week.

11 February 2022

If you’re fully vaccinated you will no longer need to take a COVID-19 test either before or after you arrive in the UK. You still need to complete a passenger locator form.

If you are not fully vaccinated you will need to take a pre-departure test. After you arrive, you will need to take a PCR test on or before day 2, but you will only need to quarantine if it’s positive. You still need to complete a passenger locator form.

27 January 2022

You will not be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools, but the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

20 January 2022

Staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges will not be required to wear a face covering in classrooms

19 January 2022

You are no longer asked to work from home if you can. Talk to your employer to agree arrangements to return to your workplace

17 January 2022

16 and 17 year olds can now book a booster dose online. Parents and guardians of people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 between 12 to 15 years old, or those living with people at higher risk, will also be contacted to book a booster.