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Help protect yourself and others

  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don't normally meet
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
  • If you haven't already, get vaccinated

Find out more

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please check the UK government's website.

COVID-19 Lockdown Updates

Last updated: 5 April 2022

  • From 18 March 2022, the UK government has removed all travel restrictions related to COVID-19 for domestic and international travellers. Find out more here

  • On 24 February 2022, the UK government has ended all legal restrictions related to COVID-19 in England. Find out more about this here

  • On 4 January 2021, the UK government announced a new nationwide lockdown in England. 

  • On 23 February 2021, the UK Prime Minister announced a four-step lift for COVID-19 lockdowns starting with schools re-opening on 8 March 2021. 

  • On 14 June 2020, the UK Government has announced a four-week pause at Step 3. Step 3 restrictions remain in place, and you should follow all guidance set out by the UK government here

  • It is expected that England will move to Step 4 on 19 July 2020, though the data will be reviewed after two weeks to understand the risk of this move. The move to Step 4 will be confirmed one week in advance. 

For a simple guide to the key dates and remaining restrictions related to COVID-19 across the UK, please click here

Information on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out what you should do if you have symptoms of COVID-19, what local and national support is available to you and how you can help keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

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Lewisham health services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out how health services are changing in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and what that means for your care in Lewisham.

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All adults in England can now book their COVID-19 jab

Vaccinations for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find the latest vaccination information, why vaccinating yourself against COVID-19 is important, how you can get vaccinated in Lewisham, and more.

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Additional COVID-19 guidance

Clinically Vulnerable

Most people who have previously been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV), likely by receiving a letter, email or being told by a GP, are not believed to be at a substantially greater risk than the general population, particularly those who have gotten their primary and booster vaccination doses.  

Clinically vulnerable people are now recommended to follow the same guidance for COVID-19 as everyone else as well as following anything recommended by their doctor.

Find out more about how you can continue to keep yourself and others safe here.

Care Homes

From 4 April 2022, the UK government has set out new guidance for COVID-19 infection prevention and control in adult social care.  

For care homes, it is recommended that 

  • every care home resident should have one visitor that can visit under any circumstances, 

  • care home visitors only need to test if they are providing residents with personal care, and testing does not need to happen more than twice a week, 

  • care home residents do not need to isolate unless they have tested positive for COVID-19 or were admitted to a hospital during an active COVID-19 outbreak. 

Individual care homes may have different guidance to keep the residents, staff and visitors safe. Please be respectful of the requests of the care homes you are visiting.