Information on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk and can still be caught or passed on even if you are fully vaccinated. It’s important to stay cautious, think about risks and act accordingly to help protect yourself and others.
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Information correct as of 19 July 2021

Social distancing and most legal restrictions to control Covid-19 have now been lifted. For the most up to date information about Covid-19 be sure to check

Current advice

  • Meet up outside or if you’re indoors open windows or doors if you have visitors.
  • Minimise the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.
  • If you think you might have COVID-19 symptoms, take a PCR test and stay home.
  • While face coverings are no longer required by law, the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.
  • Check in with the NHS COVID-19 app when you’re out.
  • Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds with soap.
  • Get vaccinated if you are 18 or over.
  • Take lateral flow tests twice a week even if you don’t have symptoms – especially if you are not fully vaccinated or if you are visiting people who are clinically more vulnerable and at risk. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms.

Read the full guidance

You must still

  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • Stay at home if you are waiting for a test result or have a positive test or live in the same household.
  • Isolate if you have a positive test or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace
  • Quarantine if required following travel abroad
  • Wear a face covering and stick to other Covid safety measures in a healthcare setting

Use NHS 111  if:

  • you're not sure what to do
  • you're worried about your symptoms

Use the NHS  service

Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy if you have any Covid-19 symptoms

Need help and support?

If you or someone you know needs help, there are lots of organisations, charities and community groups who can help with shopping, collecting medicines, befriending and more.

Peterborough City Council is working with partner organisations to support local people who may need extra support. 

Find out more

Covid-19 vaccine

The NHS is continuing to roll out the Covid-19 vaccination programme. Everyone is urged to take up their invitation and get two doses, which offers the best protection.

Find out more

NHS Covid Pass

This pass lets you show your Covid-19 vaccine status when travelling abroad and domestically at events and venues in England.

You can download a digital copy or request a status letter. 

Read more 

Further information

How services are changing because of Covid-19

Read our advice and guidance on coronavirus and find out how services are changing to meet people's needs. 

Find out more