Living with COVID
The Government recently announced its Living with COVID strategy which outlines how England has moved into a new phase of managing COVID-19.
Solihull’s Public Health advice is for everyone to maintain safer behaviours to protect themselves and others:
- get vaccinated and get your booster dose
- opt to wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
- let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
- get tested if you have COVID symptoms
- stay at home and limit social interaction if you feel unwell
Free universal symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public will stop in England from 1 April.
In light of the new national approach, Solihull has now closed its two testing hubs and stopped its mobile testing service. Packs of lateral flow tests can be bought from recommended retailers and local pharmacies.
There will be limited ongoing free testing to help protect specific groups including eligible patients and NHS and care staff. Details of which can be found in the Government’s next steps for living with COVID plan.
Individuals may still be required to take a COVID test before they travel abroad and should check foreign travel advice on the GOV.UK website.
Environmental health guidance for businesses
- Government Guidance - Latest guidance on working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - An overview on things to do to make your work or workplace COVID secure including an example of a Covid risk assessment and template.
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - Latest information and guidance from the Health and Safety Executive for keeping workplaces safe, as coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are eased.
What to do if you think you have COVID
The NHS website provides advice on what to do if you think you have COVID.
COVID-19 cases in Solihull
For the latest data and insights on COVID-19 please visit GOV.UK.