Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

The NHS is giving the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to people most at risk. It will then offer it to the wider population. The NHS or your GP will contact you to make an appointment when it's your turn to get the vaccine.

For more information about the vaccine roll out in Essex visit Staying well: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

For more information about the vaccine visit NHS.UK

Getting tested

If you have symptoms

Who can get tested?

If you live in Essex and have symptoms of coronavirus you can get a test.

You can book a test on GOV.UK or call 119.

Where can you get tested?

Testing centres are run by the NHS and Ministry of Defence.

They may offer you a test centre, depending on availability, at:

  • one of the national testing centres, in Stansted or Ipswich
  • or at local mobile testing site. The NHS provide us with locations on a weekly basis for the week ahead. Check current locations.

If you’re unable to visit a test centre

You may be able to book a home test on GOV.UK if you meet the eligibility criteria.

What happens if I test positive?

If you test positive, you will be asked to self-isolate. Find out what you must do and how to get support if you are self isolating.

What happens if I test negative?

You must remember to continue to follow guidance on social distancing, keep 2m from other people, and remember – Hands Face Space.

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