We are now ‘living with COVID-19’ with the virus circulating within the community in a similar way to Flu and other respiratory illnesses.
Simple hygiene measures can help to prevent respiratory infections including regular hand-washing, keeping indoor places well ventilated and limiting contact with others if you are ill, especially with those who may be more vulnerable to respiratory disease.
Vaccinations are offered in a variety of locations across Halton – with many walk-in clinics where you don’t need an appointment.
You can check which COVID-19 vaccination you are eligible for and find details of local clinics via the NHS website.
To find out where your nearest drop-in clinic is visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/
The Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust also offer COVID-19 vaccinations on the ‘Living Well’ Bus visiting communities in Cheshire and Merseyside. See the timetable here -
COVID-19 vaccination programme :: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (cwp.nhs.uk)
We also regularly publish details of clinics on our social media – Facebook and Twitter.
COVID-19 testing ended on 31 March 2022 for the majority of people.
There are some groups who remain eligible for free COVID-19 tests – those at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and eligible for treatments, if they develop symptoms.
If you have a health condition that means you are eligible for COVID-19 treatments, you will be sent tests directly from the NHS and should follow guidance here - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-care-and-treatments-for-coronavirus/treatments-for-coronavirus/
Free tests will also continue for NHS and social care staff and those in other high-risk settings.
Please find more information via
www.nhs.uk for COVID-19 symptoms.
If you are concerned about your symptoms, or they are worsening, contact 111 or speak to your GP. In an emergency dial 999.
COVID-19 vaccination - resources
If you would like to find out more about the COVID-19 vaccination, there is a range of reports and information published from trusted sources – please see below.
WhatsApp – Q&A with our Public Health Team
You can also message our friendly Public Health Team via WhatsApp if you have any questions about vaccinations – please use the QR code below for the link.
COVID-19 children and young people
Translated information on COVID-19
Doctors Of The World COVID information