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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information about council services, help and support for residents of West Berkshire.

Updated 1 April 2022

Living with Covid 

We appreciate everything you, your family and your friends have done over the past two years to protect each other and the West Berkshire community.

By following the guidance on protecting the whole community and supporting the vaccination scheme, we find ourselves at a new point in the Covid-19 journey.

We are now learning to live safely with Covid, and the Government have updated their guidance on best practice for doing so, which you can read here.

On 29 March the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced the changes and how we all will now be living with Covid-19, you can read his statement and further details here.

As of 1 April, free testing for Covid-19 will end for most residents. You may still be able to get free rapid lateral flow tests if you work for the NHS or in social care, are going into hospital, or are at high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19.

We know how important it is to understand these groups, the Government has outlined them in further detail here.

We all need to continue to behave responsibly and consider the people around us:

infographic on behaviours

If you would like to find out more on local COVID-19 data, such as infection rates, please visit the Berkshire Public Health website.

If you would like to find out more about getting your vaccinations, please visit the NHS website. 

If you would like to find out about travel, to and from the UK, please visit the dedicated page on the Government website.

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