​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.

COVID-19 vaccinations

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 Tests

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. 

COVID-19 symptoms

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.

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Translated information on COVID-19

Doctors Of The World COVID information