FAQ on COVID
This content was last updated on 12 November 2021.
What do I need to know?
Unfortunately, COVID is still a serious health risk, and we all must continue to do what we can to help protect our communities.
There are easy ways to help stop the spread of COVID:
- Keep your hands clean - washing them with soap for at least 20 seconds and/or regularly using sanitiser is an important way to keep yourself healthy.
- 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 do not normally meet.
- If you have been identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID you must get a PCR test.
- Get tested regularly and self-isolate if required.
- If you haven't already, get vaccinated (and have the booster when you are eligible).
If you have any of the following symptoms you must book a PCR test and stay at home:
- a high temperature
- a continuous cough
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 symptoms visit NHS - COVID-19.
Vaccines remain the best way to protect ourselves and those around us from the virus. It is important that everyone gets vaccinated as soon as they are able and gets both doses of the vaccine.
Walk-in vaccinations are available daily, so it is not too late to have yours done.
Vaccinations are now readily available for 12+.and the booster programme is well-underway.
For up-to-date information on vaccinations, including FAQs, please visit Covid vaccinations in Lancashire and South Cumbria, Health and Care Partnership.
How can I report a Coronavirus concern?
If you are concerned about the implementation of COVID secure measures in a business, workplace or other public building please report this by using our online form:
Can I still access help?
Help for vulnerable people is still available via Preston Together.