Our internet based Covid 19 resource hub  is to support all disabled people and those with long term health conditions in understanding and managing the pandemic. It will include topics ranging from how to get tested, understanding symptoms, government advice, self-care advice, issues around isolation, as well as employer and employee guidance for those using direct payments or a Personal Health Budget. The hub will be updated daily with their latest developments and guidance. It also includes information in a variety of accessible formats, including words and pictures, videos, etc.

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New rules in response to Omicron variant , this guidance applies toENGLAND

You must wear a face covering in shops and on public transport. Face coverings should be worn in communal areas of universities, colleges and schools by staff, visitors and pupils or students in year 7 and above.

If you’re travelling to England from abroad you must take a PCR test before the end of day 2 following your arrival and self-isolate until you get a negative test result, even if you’re fully vaccinated.

If you’re a contact of someone who may have been infected with the Omicron variant, you must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of your age, vaccination status or any negative test results.

Changes to the red list for international travel , this guidance applies toENGLAND

Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia have all moved to the travel red list. You can only enter England from these countries if you are a UK or Irish resident. You must quarantine in a managed hotel on arrival and take 2 COVID-19 tests.

Booster vaccines , this guidance applies toENGLAND

People aged 40 to 49 can now get a booster vaccine 6 months after their second dose. Book your vaccination appointment online or find a walk-in clinic. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to book your booster dose.

 

 

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